‘It’s a tough time’: Amir Khan faces the reality of his mum’s battle with pancreatic cancer

He revealed to fans that his mother, Falak, had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer back in January. 

And Amir Khan, 34, has faced the sad reality of his mum’s stage four cancer battle in a new BBC eight-part documentary.  

Speaking on the programme, the boxer said: ‘When I went over to her house she was really down and upset. It’s a tough time.’ 

Strong: Amir Khan has faced the sad reality of his mum, Falak's stage four pancreatic cancer battle in a new BBC eight-part documentary (pictured together in 2005)

Strong: Amir Khan has faced the sad reality of his mum, Falak's stage four pancreatic cancer battle in a new BBC eight-part documentary (pictured together in 2005)

Strong: Amir Khan has faced the sad reality of his mum, Falak’s stage four pancreatic cancer battle in a new BBC eight-part documentary (pictured together in 2005) 

The former world champion explained:  ‘She’s had her second chemo.

‘The doctor said with the first one she went through a lot of problems, so they’re going to reduce the chemo a bit.

‘When I went over to her house she was really down and upset. It’s a tough time.

‘I’ve been there every night, spending time with them trying to give my support in any way I can.’ 

Amir’s parents live close to his £1.2million mansion in Bolton, Greater Manchester, with their three other children. 

'It's a tough time': The boxer revealed when he's been over to his mother's house she's really down and upset (pictured with her and his father Shah in 2006)

'It's a tough time': The boxer revealed when he's been over to his mother's house she's really down and upset (pictured with her and his father Shah in 2006)

‘It’s a tough time’: The boxer revealed when he’s been over to his mother’s house she’s really down and upset (pictured with her and his father Shah in 2006)

He added: ‘When they had the first op and chemo I went with my dad to give him support.

‘It was good to see and speak to the doctors, and see how my mum was feeling.’      

Amir revealed to his 1.3 million Instagram followers that his mother was fighting pancreatic cancer back in January.  

In a heartfelt post, he wrote:  ‘My dear mum has been diagnosed with pancreas cancer, stage 4. Today she’s feeling a lot better and stronger. Please keep her in your prayers.’

Nearby:  Amir's parents live close to his and his wife Faryal Makhdoom's £1.2million mansion in Bolton, Greater Manchester (pictured together)

Nearby:  Amir's parents live close to his and his wife Faryal Makhdoom's £1.2million mansion in Bolton, Greater Manchester (pictured together)

Nearby:  Amir’s parents live close to his and his wife Faryal Makhdoom’s £1.2million mansion in Bolton, Greater Manchester (pictured together) 

Amir’s father told the MailOnline at the time: ‘We just want everybody to pray for Falak. The family have been very supportive, and the NHS have been amazing in these very difficult times. 

‘Amir is currently isolating as he’s just returned from Dubai, but he has been Facetiming his mother every day and giving her all the support, she needs.’

Shah added: ‘God willing, she will recover. Falak has got all the family around her, they are constantly on the phone to her and we are giving her all the support she needs. We are with her all the way.

Brave: Amir told his fans about his mother's cancer battle on Instagram in January when he asked them to 'keep her in your prayers' (pictured in 2005)

Brave: Amir told his fans about his mother's cancer battle on Instagram in January when he asked them to 'keep her in your prayers' (pictured in 2005)

Brave: Amir told his fans about his mother’s cancer battle on Instagram in January when he asked them to ‘keep her in your prayers’ (pictured in 2005) 

‘The world is in a very difficult situation with Covid but we are fortunate that we have so much love and support around us. We will do our best for Falak but at the end of the day, everything is in Allah’s hands.’

‘The NHS are doing an incredible not just for Falak but the whole country and we are very grateful to them.’

In response to Amir’s Instagram post, fans reacted with a series of moving messages, with one declaring: ‘In my prayers champ…’ Another said: ‘Lord bless her and help her have a quick recovery Amen.’ 

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