Ali Carter Diagnosed with Lung Cancer

Terrible news this morning as two-time Crucible runner-up Ali Carter has been diagnosed with a form of lung cancer.

The Englishman has had a long battle with Crohn’s Disease throughout his career and only last year came through a testicular cancer scare.

Everyone at SnookerHQ would like to wish Ali a full and speedy recovery, and best wishes go out to him and his family at this difficult time.

World Snooker Statement:

It is with regret that World Snooker announces that world number 13 Ali Carter has been diagnosed with a form of lung cancer‎.

Over the next few months Carter will be facing an intensive course of chemotherapy. The 34-year-old from Chelmsford battled testicular cancer last year.

Carter, a winner of three ranking titles and twice runner-up at the World Championship, was due to play in the Wuxi Classic qualifiers in Gloucester this morning but has withdrawn from the event.

WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson said: “Ali is the toughest competitor I know and having spoken to him over the last few days I can assure everyone he has the fight to get through the battle ahead. I know that the world will be looking forward to Ali returning to action and I am sure that all of our friends, fans and partners will join with me in wishing Ali a full recovery.”

Creator of SnookerHQ and a journalism graduate, David has been actively reporting on snooker since 2011. He has been published in national publications and has appeared on BBC World News and on talkSPORT radio as an analyst.

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