Date: 28th November 2013 at 9:15am
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There are times in life when you realise something things simply are more important, and things are put into perspective.

Health issues can strike down anyway, I think we all know this, and a legendary former hardman of Wimbledon Vinnie Jones has revealed this week that he has been battling a serious illness.

Jones has revealed that he found a lump under his eye, which has since been diagnosed as being cancerous!

Whatever battles the former midfielder has faced this is quite clearly his biggest battle to date, with him saying: ‘Cancer is a horrible word to hear. It frightens the life out of you.

‘I’ve faced the biggest and ugliest lads on the football field and been in some nasty bar brawls but this is my toughest and scariest opponent yet.

‘When the doctor said I had skin cancer, the first thing I thought was, ‘How long have I got?’ A million and one things go through your head.’

Three operations have taken place since he found the lump; two cancerous patches beneath his eye have been removed as well as one from the back of his head.

As you’d expect his life has been “reassessed” and he has urged anyone that notices anything unusual to seek medical advice instantly.

Hopefully Jones can win this battle successfully, he’s strong and tough as we know but that doesn’t give him a divine right to do so but we’ll all be willing him to do just that, and I’d definitely not be backing against him!