Celebrity Thriver: Geoffrey Boycott (Throat Cancer)

Thriver stories give you hope and inspiration to begin a new journey yourself. Read on and get inspired by celebrity thriver, Geoffrey Boycott’s story.

Known as one of England’s best batsmen, Geoffrey Boycott’s life took an unexpected turn when he was suddenly diagnosed with throat cancer. Though his life seemed to have caught on the sticky wicket, he endured and overcame his greatest enemy. With a ‘never say die’ he batted his innings with gusto and verve.

“I would count my treatments like I once counted my runs. I had to have 35 laser sessions. Just get to 18, I’d will myself, then you’ll be on the home run. You have to be mentally strong to keep the crying and the depression at bay. And all the time, through all this pain and fog, there is this niggling question at the back of your mind – will it work?”

Boycott is living a happy, cancer-free life with his wife, Rachel.

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