David Brooks announces he is cancer free
4 May 2022

David Brooks announces he is cancer free

David Brooks has announced that he has completed his treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma with specialists confirming he is now free from cancer. 

Brooks had withdrawn from the Cymru squad that was preparing for FIFA World Cup matches against Czech Republic and Estonia last October after confirming his diagnosis. 

On the day that his club team Bournemouth celebrated their promotion to the English Premier League, Brooks released the following statement: 


It has been a few months since my last update and in that time I have thankfully completed my cancer treatment. 

I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the incredible medical staff for their amazing work and support throughout the process. 

Last week I met with my specialist having reviewed my final test results. I am delighted to say the treatment was successful and I can now say that I have been given the all clear and am now cancer free. 

Those words feel incredible to say and I am so thankful for all your messages and good wishes, these really helped me through the tough times. 

I am so excited to start the journey back to full fitness and continuing my football career. 

The lads at Bournemouth have had an excellent season so far and I am looking forward to being back at The Vitality to cheer the team on as we head into the most important fixtures of the season.

I am determined to work my hardest over the months ahead and I can't wait to be back out there and playing in front of you on the pitch in the not so distant future. 
Thank you again.

Best wishes,



Everyone at the FAW is incredibly pleased to hear this positive news and look forward to David Brooks returning to the football pitch and in time a Cymru shirt.