After admitting last week that he has a “black spot on his lung,” embattled influencer Andrew Tate has now denied that he has cancer.
In the newest update, Tate stated the scar on his lung ‘is from an old war’ after the medical information were disclosed last week.
The former kickboxer and his brother Tristan are currently detained in Romania on charges of alleged involvement in organized crime and human trafficking, both of which they deny.
I’m not cancerous. There is exactly 0 smoking-related damage in my lungs. In reality, the update stated that I have an 8L lung capacity and Olympic-caliber vital signs.
‘There is nothing but a scar on my lung from an old battle. True warriors are scarred both inside and out,’ the post added in a style that has become typical of Tate’s social media messages since his detention.
Last week, Tate’s team told MailOnline that he had attended a medical consultation with doctors in Dubai about his ‘serious’ health condition that must ‘not be taken lightly’ before he was arrested in December.
Since his arrest, Tate has been receiving medical treatment in Romania for the medical condition and the influencer remains ‘strong’ and ‘in good shape’ – his representative said last Friday.
Tate’s doctors, in both Romania and Dubai, reportedly wrote in medical documents that the influencer has a lesion of his upper right lung – a condition that has been described as a ‘serious health condition’. His doctor said the lesion could be a sign of a carinoid tumour – a rare type of slow-growing cancer.
Tate initially confirmed the major health fears, with his spokesman telling MailOnline: ‘Tate has a dark spot on his lung, most likely a tumour.’
As a result, his doctors have requested that Tate, who has been held at a Romanian prison since late December on sex trafficking charges, be released from prison so he can receive treatment in Dubai.
But on Monday morning, Tate’s Twitter account rubbished the report around his health.
Romanian officials have said Tate will receive any medical treatment in Romania.
Last week, the Tate brothers lost their latest bid to be released from jail, with a Romanian court upholding a third extension for their detention.
The divisive influencer will now be detained for another 30 days – until at least March 29, according to Ramona Bolla, a spokesman for Romanian anti-organised crime agency DIICOT – as the investigation continues.