O.J. Simpson ‘has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy’… but 76-year-old DENIES reports he is in hospice care by posting video to social media
OJ Simpson has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment in Las Vegas, it has been reported.
The former NFL player – who was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend in the ‘Trial of the Century’ in 1995 – was also claimed to be in hospice care, just weeks after he was seen looking frail in Burden. Vegas.
Simpson, 76, has since taken to social media to deny the hospice rumors, but did not address the Local 10 News report that he was undergoing treatment for cancer.
In a clip posted on X to his 870,000 followers, he can be seen sitting in his car saying to the camera: ‘Hospice? Hospice? You’re talking about hospice,’ before bursting into laughter.
‘I don’t know who put it there… as The Donald (Trump) says, you can’t trust the media! Anyway, I’m hosting a bunch of friends for the Super Bowl here in Las Vegas, and all is well. So hey guys, take care and have a great Super Bowl weekend.’
OJ Simpson took to X to deny reports that he is in hospice care, but made no mention of cancer
In recent weeks, the 76-year-old former runner looked frail as he used a walking stick
Simpson was seen walking in Las Vegas last month wearing a cap and his slippers
Simpson was tried in 1995 for the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. They were found brutally murdered outside the former’s home in Los Angeles.
His acquittal comes nine months after the well-publicized trial began in 1995, and about 16 months after Simpson and Goldman were found.
Simpson’s trial and eventual acquittal of the murders were televised for the whole world to see, although despite walking away a free man in 1995, he was later forced to pay $33.5 million in damages to paying off the Brown and Goldman families after he was found. responsible for the deaths in the civil court.
The former Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers running back also faced more legal trouble when he was sentenced in 2008 to nine to 33 years behind bars for armed robbery in Nevada.
After serving nine of those years, he was paroled in 2017.
Earlier this year, Simpson was pictured looking frail on a few occasions while walking around Las Vegas, where he now lives.
Simpson reportedly used a cane while serving prison time for stealing sports memorabilia.
Simpson was tried in 1995 for the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman
Nicole Brown Simpson (left, pictured with Simpson) and her friend Ron Goldman (right) were found dead, brutally murdered in Los Angeles
Simpson previously served time in prison for armed robbery before being released in 2017
He also made headlines earlier this week when he made a shock joke about refusing to confess in a recent podcast appearance, while discussing whether men should open up to women.
Simpson was a guest on the ‘It Is What It Is Talk’ podcast, hosted by American rappers Cam’ron and Mase, where they responded to a quote by Shaquille O’Neal, saying men shouldn’t open up to women not because it can be used against them.
Asked for his take on NBA legend O’Neal’s remarks, Simpson took things in a surprising direction.
“When you say ‘open up to women,’ I don’t know what he’s talking about,” Simpson said. “Is he talking about confession?
“No man, don’t confess. I think he is right. Don’t say anything – leave me out of the confessional. You guys have to let me out of this one.’
Cam’ron and Mase laughed at Simpson’s comments, though they were both surprised at the direction Simpson took the discussion.