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Charlotte Tyler
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February 10, 2024

OJ Simpson diagnosed with prostate cancer

According to Miami's Local 10 News, O.J. Simpson is currently undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

According to the outlet, the 76-year-old Pro Football Hall of Famer is currently receiving chemotherapy in Las Vegas, as the New York Post reported.

It is as yet unclear whether this is connected to the cancer fight that he disclosed in a video that was uploaded on X, formerly Twitter, in May of 2023.

Recent Citings

During the past few weeks, Simpson has been seen in his home city of Las Vegas. Photographs obtained by the Post in November, show what appeared to be a weak and limping O.J.

With a video that was uploaded to X on Friday, the former Bills star, who is also famous for his acquittal in the 1995 murder case of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, expressed his denial of claims that he is currently receiving hospice care.

“Hospice? Hospice? You talking about hospice?” he mockingly said with a laugh from the driver’s seat of his car.

“No, I’m not in any hospice, I don’t know who put that out there. Whoever put that out there, it’s like the Donald [Trump] say: can’t trust the media," Simpson said.

"In any event, I’m hosting a ton of friends for the Super Bowl here in Las Vegas. All is well. Take care, have a good Super Bowl Weekend," he added.

O.J.'s Claim to Fame

Back when Simpson was the best college athlete at the University of Southern California in 1968, he was also awarded the Heisman Trophy. In 1973, he became the first running back in the history of the Bills organization to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season.

Despite the fact that he went on to become a movie star and a football analyst, his accomplishments and honors have been overshadowed by the extensive number of legal issues that has plagued him over the decades.

It was ultimately determined that he was civilly responsible for the murders of his ex-wife and Goldman, even though he was criminally acquitted. In 2007, he was arrested for armed robbery after he and five other men were accused of stealing memorabilia from vendors in a hotel in Las Vegas while they were holding them at gunpoint.

When Simpson was found guilty of armed robbery in 2008, he was sentenced to 33 years in jail. After completing nine years of his sentence, Simpson was released on parole.

He is a resident of Las Vegas, and he spends his days playing golf and publishing his ideas on social media. In addition, he makes a weekly guest appearance on the podcast It Is What It Is with rappers Cam'Ron and Mase, where he is not afraid to make awkward jokes and controversial proclamations.

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