Boxer Amir Khan reveals his mother, 54, has pancreatic cancer

Amir Khan reveals his mother, 54, has pancreatic cancer as he asks his 1.3million Instagram followers to ‘keep her in your prayers’

  • Boxer, 34, posted on Instagram alongside a photo of him and his mother, Falak
  • He wrote: ‘My dear mum has been diagnosed with pancreas cancer, stage 4’ 
  • Ex-world champion’s parents live near him in Bolton, Greater Manchester
  • Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom Khan were embroiled in family dispute which ended last year after they reunited with his parents and siblings

Amir Khan has revealed that his mother has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and asked his fans to pray for her.

The boxer posted the devastating news on Instagram to his 1.3million followers alongside a picture of him and his mother Falak, 54.

Former world champion Khan, 34 wrote: ‘My dear mum has been diagnosed with pancreas cancer, stage 4. Today she’s feeling a lot better and stronger. Please keep her in your prayers.’

Amir’s father, Shah, told MailOnline: ‘We only found out last Thursday and we just want everybody to pray for Falak.

‘She is a strong woman, a fighter and with Allah’s guidance she will pull through this.

Amir Khan has revealed that his mother has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and asked his fans to pray for her. The boxer posted the devastating news on Instagram to his 1.3million followers alongside a picture of him and his mother Falak, 54 (above)

The former world champion boxer, above, with his mother (in 2005). Amir’s father, Shah, told MailOnline: ‘We only found out last Thursday and we just want everybody to pray for Falak’ 

‘The family have been very supportive, and the NHS have been amazing in these very difficult times. Amir is currently isolating as he’s just returned from Dubai, but he has been Facetiming his mother every day and giving her all the support, she needs.’

Shah added: ‘God willing, she will recover. Falak has got all the family around her, they are constantly on the phone to her and we are giving her all the support she needs. We are with her all the way.

‘The world is in a very difficult situation with Covid but we are fortunate that we have so much love and support around us. We will do our best for Falak but at the end of the day, everything is in Allah’s hands.’

Amir’s parents, Falak and Shah Khan (pictured), live close to his £1.2million mansion in Bolton, Greater Manchester, with their three other children

Shah revealed that Falak has also been diagnosed with jaundice and that she is due to have a stent put in next Monday before her cancer treatment can begin.

He added: ‘The NHS are doing an incredible not just for Falak but the whole country and we are very grateful to them.’

In response to Amir’s Instagram post, fans reacted with a series of moving messages, with one declaring: ‘In my prayers champ…’ Another said: ‘Lord bless her and help her have a quick recovery Amen.’

Fellow boxer Adam McKola sent his best wishes, replying: ‘Love to your mum and the family.’

One fan wrote: ‘May Allah give her speedy recovery… being a son now it’s time to take care of her well. She is precious [and] must be taken care well thnx.’

Amir’s parents live close to his £1.2million mansion in Bolton, Greater Manchester, with their three other children.

Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom Khan were embroiled in a bitter family dispute which came to an end last year after they reunited with his parents and his siblings.

After not speaking for almost 18 months, they enjoyed a moving reunion last May.

Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom Khan were embroiled in a bitter family dispute which came to an end last year after they reunited with his parents and his siblings. This reunion was made even more poignant because it was the first time Shah and Falak, met their grandson Muhammad Zaviyar (pictured with Amir and Faryal), who was born last February 

The boxer posted a series of photographs from the gathering which was held at his home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Since the family reunited, Amir has been in regular contact with his parents, who have played an instrumental role in his career

Saul Canelo Alvarez of Mexico defends against Amir Khan during their WBC Middleweight Championship fight at the T-Mobile Arena, in May 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada

This reunion was made even more poignant because it was the first time Shah and Falak, met their grandson Muhammad Zaviyar, who was born last February.

The boxer posted a series of photographs from the gathering which was held at his home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr.

Since the family reunited, Amir has been in regular contact with his parents, who have played an instrumental role in his career.

After reuniting last year, a family source told MailOnline: ‘It was a very emotional reunion because both Shah and Falak have really missed not seeing Amir and his family.

‘They were also devastated that they had not seen their grandson and there were a lot of tears and joy when they laid eyes on him for the first time.

‘There’s been a lot of harsh words exchanged between the two sides over the past few months, but this current coronavirus situation has made them see what’s really important. And that is your family.’ 

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