Michael Irvin announces he's '100% clean' after cancer testing

Former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin shared news of his throat biopsy on Instagram Tuesday. (Photo: Michael Irvin/Instagram)
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LOS ANGELES (WTHR) β€” NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin is thankful after receiving news he doesn't have cancer.

The former football player took to Instagram last week to ask for prayers, fearing that he'd be diagnosed with throat cancer. He said he lost his voice after the Dallas Cowboys beat the New Orleans Saints last November. After two months, his voice was still gone, so he went to get checked out.

Throat specialists encouraged him to do a throat biopsy. He went on to explain he was terrified of the test results because his father died at 51 due to throat cancer.

"Saying I am afraid this time is a big big understatement," he said in the Instagram post.

He asked for prayers in the post, and now he says they've been answered.

"All test(s) have come back 100% clean. NO CANCER!" he wrote in another post Sunday.

Thank you God for continuing to answer Prayers and Thank you ALL for Praying. I spoke with Dr St John at UCLA Medical and she has informed me that all test have come back 100!% clean. NO CANCER!!!!!! It is impossible to express my family and my appreciation for the overwhelming out pour of love, support and prayers. I was on my threshing floor dealing with the stronghold of fear. You all covered and encourage me. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ To God be the GloryπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

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Irvin is 53 years old.

He thanked all who prayed for him and said he and his family appreciate the huge outpouring of love and support.