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Three-time Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei did not play in this year’s Asian Games and World Championships due to early stage nose cancer.
The Badminton Association of Malaysia recently confirmed the illness, after a post claiming Lee had nose cancer went viral on social media. However, the post mistakenly identifies Lee’s cancer as third stage cancer.
Shocking News To Malaysians : Our National Hero Dato Lee Chong Wei Has Been Detected With 3rd Stage Threatening Nose Cancer – Let’s Pray For Lee Chong Wei https://t.co/eIb4BR9JSq
— Damha Liqafla (@AhmadAl_Faqil) September 22, 2018
— 𝕻𝖆𝖚𝖑 𝕮𝕵 (@ThePaulOoi) September 21, 2018
Earlier this year, the Association announced Lee had a respiratory-related disorder, and would be taking a break from badminton. He was diagnosed with the illness in July.
The badminton legend is currently seeking treatment in Taiwan, and is “responding well”.
[Admin] To everyone, this is the official statement released by @BA_Malaysia. We hope that all of Datuk Wira Lee Chong Wei fans can give privacy to him and his family while he is resting.
We wish him speedy recovery, in the meantime, your prayers are appreciated! 🙏🏼💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/IVyhPfeH7I
— Dato’ Lee Chong Wei (@LeeChongWei) September 22, 2018