Lee Chong Wei is being treated for “early stage of nose cancer”. The Badminton Association of Malaysia, putting an end to speculations around the three-time Olympic finalists’ health, has confirmed today (Saturday) that Datuk Lee Chong Wei has been diagnosed with nose cancer.
The BAM announcement comes following various reports in media fanning speculation that the former World Number 1 is suffering from a career-threatening serious illness.
“In response to recent reports concerning Datuk Lee Chong Wei, BAM confirms that the player has been diagnosed with early-stage nose cancer,” BAM president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria said in a statement today.
Norza said Lee Chong Wei has been responding well to his treatment in Taiwan. “He is resting and recuperating amongst family and close friends. On behalf of Chong Wei, I would like to thank all Malaysians for your prayers and concern. Your support has been his source of strength and courage,” Datuk Seri Norza said.
He also thanked all Malaysians for their prayers and support during this trying time for the player. “Your support has been his source of strength and courage. We urge everyone to respect his privacy and that of his family. BAM is in constant contact with Chong Wei and we will offer any support we can to our legend,” he added.
“BAM is in constant contact with Chong Wei and we will offer any support we can to our legend,” he said and pleaded to respect privacy of the badminton icon and his family.