OJ Simpson assured fans he was in good health in final tweets before prostate cancer death

The former football star, actor and acquitted murder suspect died on Wednesday, his family announced

Michelle Del Rey
Thursday 11 April 2024 17:59 BST
OJ Simpson tells fans he is ‘well’ in final social media post before death

OJ Simpson told fans he was in good health in his final tweets posted weeks before succumbing to prostate cancer.

He announced that he was “just about over” some of the health “issues” he’d been having.

“My health is good”, the NFL Hall of Famer and MVP-turned actor and notorious acquitted murder suspect said in a video posted on X. “I mean, obviously, I’m dealing with some issues, but hey, I think I’m just about over it and I’ll be back home on that golf course hopefully in a couple of weeks.

“But it was very nice hearing from you and hearing those good, positive thoughts”, Simpson said, speaking to his supporters on X in February during Super Bowl weekend.

“It’s a beautiful day in Las Vegas”, he continued in the video message, discussing how he was heading to the game to support the San Francisco 49ers. “Even though the game is indoors, it wouldn’t have matter. But still, it’s nice to have a beautiful day like this.

On Thursday, Simpson’s family announced he’d died after a battle with prostate cancer. In another tweet posted that same month, the former football player – who spent almost nine years in jail over his role in a bizarre burglary – denied claims that he’d entered hospice care. “Hospice? You talking bout hospice?” he told his X followers.

“No, I’m not in any hospice. I don’t know who put that out there,” he continued. “I guess it’s like Donald [Trump] says, ‘You can’t trust the media’”.

Simpson previously said that in recent years he’d been treated for cancer but did not specify the type of cancer he’d had. It’s been reported that he was battling prostate cancer and underwent chemotherapy in Las Vegas.

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