Tiger King's Joe Exotic says he has 'aggressive cancer' in prison note

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Tiger King's Joe Exotic is reaching out from prison once again as he continues to serve his sentence for plotting to kill Carole Baskin.

In a note shared on Instagram, the former zookeeper revealed he was diagnosed with an "aggressive cancer".

"Right now I don't want anyone's pity and I'm sure Carole will have her own party over this," he said, before adding: "What I need is the world to be my voice to be released."

He urged fans to help get him out of prison "so I can go home and get treatment on my own or enjoy what life I have left with my loved ones".


Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, will be featured in the second season of the hit Netflix series Tiger King.

Tiger King 2 will be released on 17 November on the streaming service and promises "more madness and mayhem", with a trailer featuring Exotic phoning in from prison, where he is serving his 22-year sentence. 

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