Big Fat Gypsy star Paddy Doherty, comes round from a six-hour prostate ...

'Thank God I'm alive': Big Fat Gypsy star Paddy Doherty, 60, comes round from a six-hour operation to treat his prostate cancer Paddy Doherty underwent the five-and-a-half hour operation in Manchester  Received hundreds of messages from fans saying he had given them confidence  He said: 'Speaking about my own embarrassment and pain is a small price to pay' He got checked after being in excruciating pain and passing blood urinating

By Isabella Nikolic For Mailonline

Published: 17:42 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 17:56 GMT, 15 March 2019

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My Big Fat Gypsy star, Paddy Doherty, 60, underwent a five-and-a-half-hour operation to treat his prostate cancer and has opened up about the embarrassment he felt surrounding it. 

Mr Doherty, who is famed for his bareknuckle fighting, told the Scottish Sun: 'If I save one life, then speaking about my own embarrassment and pain is a small price to pay'. 

He said he received hundreds of messages from fellow travellers and other members of the public saying they were going to follow in his footsteps after he gave them the confidence to get checked. 

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star, Paddy Doherty, 60, has undergone a five-and-a-half-hour operation to treat his prostate cancer

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