National badminton star Datuk Lee Chong Wei, who turned 36 last Sunday, October 21, is recovering from early stage nose cancer. He opened up in a recent interview with NST Online about his off the court battle.
The national shuttler, who returned to Malaysia this month after undergoing a two-month long treatment in Taiwan, has been recovering well and is eager to take to court.
While talking to NST Online about his off the court battle, the celebrated player shared that his nose cancer came ‘as a shock’.
“…but it was fated and I have accepted it. No one expects things like this.
“When it was confirmed, I sought treatment and now we just have to see how it goes. But I feel optimistic and will adhere to doctors’ orders to overcome this.”
Displaying a positive outlook in the face of such personal adversity, Lee Chong Wei added that perhaps he ‘needed this rest after all the years on the courts’.
When asked when can his fans see him back on the court, Lee Chong Wei said that while there is a possibility in February next year, it all depends on his progress and what the doctors say.
He thanked his fans for their wishes on his birthday, adding how their players and understanding has provided him with strength. He told NST,
“As you all know I am a fighter on the court and please pray that I win this off-court battle.”
We pray for LCW’s speedy recovery and hopes to see him back on the court healthier and stronger!