Chris Hoy, a renowned cyclist in the Olympics, discloses that he has been diagnosed with cancer.

Chris Hoy, a renowned cyclist in the Olympics, discloses that he has been diagnosed with cancer.

Chris Hoy, the champion cyclist in track events at the Olympics, has disclosed that he has cancer and is currently receiving chemotherapy.

The athlete, who has won six gold medals, shared on his Instagram that he wanted to keep his diagnosis confidential, but circumstances forced him to reveal it.

He stated that he is undergoing treatment and maintains a positive outlook for the coming months.

He announced, “I have some news to share. I was diagnosed with cancer last year, which was a complete surprise since I had not experienced any symptoms before then.”

“I am presently undergoing a treatment plan that includes chemotherapy, and I am grateful to report that it is progressing positively. I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to all the healthcare providers for their incredible support and dedication.”

“I had intended to keep this information confidential for the well-being of my family, but unfortunately, circumstances have compelled me to share it. Although I appreciate any assistance, I would prefer to handle this matter privately.”

Hoy stated that the recent months following his diagnosis have been exceptionally challenging.

He expressed sympathy for those facing similar challenges at this time.

“I am filled with hope, positivity, and surrounded by love for which I am immensely thankful. As one can imagine, the past few months have been extremely challenging.”

At the moment, I am feeling well and carrying on with my usual routine of working, biking, and living my life without any issues.

I am looking forward to the upcoming year of work, especially with the Paris Olympics taking place in July. I am excited to dive in, enjoy myself, and share the experience with all of you.

SAMH, a mental health charity, honored Hoy on Friday night after learning of the news. He has served as an ambassador for the organization since 2009.

Billy Watson, the CEO of SAMH, expressed his immense pride in having Sir Chris as their longstanding ambassador. He also sends his sincere support to Chris and his family.

We are aware that Chris is still dedicated to the cause of mental health and we are excited to continue collaborating with him in the future.

Today, Hoy has won the world championship 11 times and has six Olympic gold medals and one silver medal.

Between 2012 and 2021, he held the title of the most decorated British Olympian and was recognized as the most accomplished Olympic cyclist in history.

Hoy’s 17 championships in four different areas solidify his status as the most accomplished track cyclist in history.

After the news broke, Humza Yousaf, the first minister of Scotland, extended his well wishes to Hoy.

Yousaf expressed his heartfelt hopes for a quick and complete recovery for the renowned athlete, Sir Chris Hoy, on his post about X.

I pray that requests for privacy are respected for him and his loved ones during this challenging time.

Evelyn Tweed, an SNP MSP, also offered her condolences, stating: “I am saddened to hear about Chris Hoy’s cancer diagnosis. My thoughts are with him and I hope for a swift recovery.”

“One of Scotland’s best sporting champions, an ambassador for SAMH, supporter of Social Bite and Unicef UK ambassador.

If you are concerned about your own well-being, please seek assistance.

Balls To Cancer charity posted on X: “Chris Hoy, a six-time Olympic champion, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with cancer.”

We extend our well wishes to him and if there is anything we can assist with, please reach out.


This report was contributed by PA Media.