Mark Pilgrim resumes chemotherapy after recovery from collapsed lung

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Mark Pilgrim has resumed chemotherapy and immunotherapy after months-long recovery from a collapsed lung.

The beloved radio broadcaster shared a photo in which he is lying on a bed with his eyes closed on Instagram on Thursday. 

"A lot of sleeping the last few days. Body is depleted. After chemo and immuno last Thursday, it's just been pouring out both ends. I'm like a shrivelled pea."

Pilgrim is undergoing treatment for stage 4 lung cancer. The 53-year-old shared his diagnosis in February 2022 and, in June, revealed that it had spread to his femur, the base of his spine and lymph nodes.

In September, Pilgrim underwent a 45-minute radiation therapy session which he said would "hopefully" treat "the tumours in the leg and spine".

Two weeks thereafter, and following his ninth round of chemotherapy, doctors informed Pilgrim that his immune system had crashed. The radio DJ would later discover that his lung had collapsed, leading to multiple medical procedures and a two-month hospital stay. 

Pilgrim was released from hospital at the end of December, and on New Year's Eve, he proposed to his partner, Adrienne Watkins. 

The TV personality continues to recover at home, making regular trips to his doctor to have fluid drained from his abdomen.

READ MORE | Mark Pilgrim says he's 'really skinny' but he still has 'the end goal in sight' 

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