Johnny reveals dad’s cancer battle

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  • Comic’s dad is undergoing radiotherapy
  • He takes to Twitter to salute caring NHS staff
  • Johnny had earlier announced his wife’s pregnancy via social media

St Helens comedian Johnny Vegas has revealed that his father is set to undergo cancer treatment.

The comic took to Twitter to wish his dad luck and posted a photo of the two of them together.

He tweeted: “Papa Vegas starts his radiotherapy treatment Monday. Thanks again @NHSEngland for your continued care, we owe you.”

Vegas previously took to Twitter in January to reveal that he and his partner, Maia Dunphy, were expecting a baby.

The comedian appeared on the Graham Norton Show recently - and saluted Russell Crowe’s attendance at the World Club Challenge.

The Hollywood icon turned down the chance to present an award at the Oscars in Los Angeles to watch his Souths side beat Saints.

Vegas was seen on the hit BBC show wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words: “The Oscars? Nah, I’d rather be in St Helens”