AMIR KHAN announced him mum Falak has stage four pancreatic cancer and asked people to keep her in their prayers.
The British boxer announced the sad news in touching social media posts on Thursday morning.
Khan, 34, shared a picture of the pair together and wrote: "My dear mum has been diagnosed with pancreas cancer, stage four.
"Today she’s feeling a lot better and stronger. Please keep her in your prayers."
Pancreatic cancer is a cancer that originates in the pancreas near the stomach and is usually treated with surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Several famous boxing faces sent their condolences.
Lennox Lewis replied with a series of praying emojis.
Fellow boxer Adam McKola replied: "Love to your mum and the family."
Tony Jeffries wrote: "Sorry to hear this champ."
And Audley Harrison tweeted: "Prayers up Amir."
A post shared by Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan)
Fans also sent well wishes to the Bolton icon.
Tabrejali wrote: "May Allah grant her a speedy recovery and grant your mum and the family sabr. Ameen."
And Gurdarshan said: "Your family is in my prayers my brother! Nothing but love and strength to your warrior mother."
Khan's last fight was July 2019 – a win over Australian Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia.
He burst onto the scene at the 2004 Olympics at just 17 and became Britain's youngest ever boxing medallist.
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