Birmingham City Harry Redknapp has revealed he feared for his life after being rushed to hospital to remove a tumour from his bladder.
The former Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers manager told The Sun how he thought the cancer scare could kill him.
“This is the first time I’ve been properly worried.
“I knew I didn’t feel good, you know when something isn’t right, but it was Sandra who pushed me to the doctor in the end.”
The 70-year-old will now have regular check-ups every three months and has been given the green light to begin Birmingham City's pre-season training programme after test results came back negative.
“They cut it out, there was no other option.
“Once they did that I was up and about after a couple of days.
“I am relaxed about it now because what can you do?”
Redknapp has admitted his health will naturally decline as he gets older, previously having surgery in 2011 to
“There are so many people I know, so many of my mates who have something, or someone else is struggling with another illness or problem. That is life, unfortunately.
“When they had it all checked out they told me it would be OK. I have to go for check-ups every three months now.
“They cut it out, took it away, sent it away to make sure it is not malignant and luckily everything was OK. I know I am fortunate.”