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Jun 18, 2013 at 09:24am IST

F1's Murray Walker diagnosed with cancer

Former Formula One commentator Murray Walker has been diagnosed with cancer.

Walker has told the BBC he has been diagnosed with a form of lymphatic system cancer, but says the condition is treatable.

Walker, who lives in Hampshire, was the voice of Formula 1 for more than 30 years, first with the BBC and then with ITV.

F1's Murray Walker diagnosed with cancer

Walker will undergo chemotherapy and has cancelled plans to attend the upcoming British Grand Prix this weekend.

Walker became famous for his enthusiastic commentary style. One classic example is: "Unless I am very much mistaken... and yes, I am very much mistaken!"

"They've caught it incredibly early. It's treatable, the doctors say my condition is mild and I'm very hopeful," Walker was quoted as saying by the BBC.

Walker will undergo chemotherapy and has cancelled plans to attend the upcoming British Grand Prix this weekend.

The legend retired from full-time commentary after the 2001 United States Grand Prix but has continued to work in F1.

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