Mark Pilgrim 'looking forward to breathing and talking normally again' after treating collapsed lung

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Mark Pilgrim is being treated for a collapsed lung.

The South African radio personality spent the last two weeks "man-down" after his "immune system crashed," preventing him from going on a birthday trip in September.

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On Tuesday, Pilgrim shared a photo from the hospital.

"We figured out why I've been man-down for over 2 weeks…" he wrote in the caption.

"At hospital, allowing a collapsed lung to start working again by draining 2 litres of fluid from the chest cavity. The other 2L will come out in a week or two."

The 53-year-old, who is battling stage 4 lung cancer and has undergone 9 rounds of chemotherapy as part of his treatment, added that after all the fluid has been drained, he looks forward to "breathing and talking normally again".

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Pilgrim recently reiterated his reasons for sharing his cancer journey so publicly.

"Someone posted, asking why I'm revealing my personal health journey on social media, suggesting I should rather keep it to myself," he explained, adding: "If my posts encourage just one person to find the inner strength to face another day, it's all worthwhile."


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