'Father Ted,' 'IT Crowd' Creator Graham Linehan Diagnosed with Testicular Cancer

'Father Ted,' 'IT Crowd' Creator Graham Linehan Diagnosed with Testicular Cancer
Graham Linehan — the creator of such famed UK series as Father Ted, The IT Crowd and Black Books — has revealed he's been diagnosed with testicular cancer.
 
The Irish TV writer and director took to Twitter this morning to explain that he had "a little touch of the old cancer." Linehan claimed that doctors "got rid of it pretty quickly, along with a ball."
 
Linehan also said that he would be undergoing chemotherapy soon to ensure that the cancer doesn't return, adding: "Not looking forward to that, obviously, but it's better than dying."
 
He went on to update fans on the progress of Pope Ted (an upcoming musical based on Father Ted), explaining that the book is written and the show is "still in good shape" — even if he has to take a break from working on it.
 
Read Linehan's full tweet thread below.