O.J. Simpson Diagnosed With Cancer, Denies He Is In Hospice

Gerald Johnson

O.J. Simpson, the Pro Football Hall of Fammer who is also known for a double murder trial in 1995, announced in May 2023 that he was diagnosed with cancer. At the time, he shared in a video on X (formerly Twitter) that he had already completed chemotherapy, so he had apparently been diagnosed awhile back. He shared he had even battled cancer and Covid at the exact same time.

Now, in February 2024, Miami’s Local 10 has reported that Simpson is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. It is unclear if it the related to the cancer battle Simpson mentioned in May or if this is a new cancer battle. Sources who spoke to Local 10 claim that Simpson has prostate cancer and is having chemotherapy treatments in Las Vegas.

On X, Simpson didn’t address the new cancer news, but he did tell his followers that he is not in hospice as some sources apparently reported. Just days before the Super Bowl, he said, “All is well.” He explained that was “hosting a ton of friends for the Super Bowl here in Las Vegas.”

According to the New York Post, Simpson was looking pretty frail in photos taken in November 2023. In his recent post on X, he’s sitting in his car, so it’s hard to see his current health condition, but he doesn’t seem frail at first glance.

For more information about Simpson’s reported cancer diagnosis, watch the video below.

Simpson won the Heisman Trophy in 1968 before playing for the Buffalo Bills and becoming the first running back to ever rush for 2000 yards in a season in 1973.

He has also been in court multiple times. He was arrested for the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, but he was acquitted in 1995. Then in 2007, he was arrested for armed robbery in Las Vegas. In 2008, he was sentenced to 33 years in prison but was released on parole after 9 years and decided to continue to live in Las Vegas.