Everton release statement on Bill Kenwright recovery after cancer treatment

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is at now home recovering after 78-year-old had surgery on cancerous tumour in liver

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has been in an intensive care unit after a “major medical procedure”, the club have confirmed.

Six weeks ago, the 78-year-old had surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from his liver. He is now out of hospital and continuing his recovery at home.

In a statement released tonight, the club said: “Everton would like to provide a short update on the health of our Chairman, Bill Kenwright.

“Following a diagnosis at the beginning of August, Mr Kenwright underwent a major medical procedure six weeks ago to remove a cancerous tumour from his live

Bill Kenwright

“The procedure was completely successful, but complications during surgery necessitated a prolonged period in an intensive care unit.

“Mr Kenwright is now out of intensive care and has left hospital. He has returned home to continue his recovery which is expected to be lengthy, but complete.

“Right up until the day of the procedure the Chairman had continued to carry out all his club duties, working hard alongside Mr Moshiri to facilitate the proposed takeover by 777 Partners and supporting Kevin Thelwell with the Club’s summer transfer activity.

“Mr Kenwright has always been fiercely protective of his private life and is grateful that his privacy has been respected during this difficult time. He hopes this will continue following this update.”

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