Football boss Harry Redknapp has had surgery to remove a tumour from his bladder, it has been reported.
Describing the tumour he feared might kill him, Harry said: “I could feel it in my body. I knew it was not right.”
The 70-year-old went to his GP after wife Sandra urged him to get it checked out.
Harry told the Sun on Sunday : “This is the first time I was properly worried. I knew it did not feel good.
“You know when something is not right but Sabdra persuaded me to see the doctor in the end.”
Harry was rushed into hospital for surgery to remove a tumour from his bladder. He now has to have check ups every three months.
The Birmingham City manager has been given the all-clear to start the Blues’ training last week after tests on the tumour proved negative.
He added: “I am lucky – I know that because it could have been malignant. They cut it out.
“There was no other option. Once they did the op I was up and about after a couple of days.
“I am relaxed about it because what can you do?”
Harry said he recognises that health issues are part of getting old and dismissed his operation as “no big deal” adding he remained semi conscious during the operation.
In October last year Harry’s wife Sandra Redknapp, 69, was seriously injured when he inadvertently ran her over.
Sandra was left screaming in agony after her coat and foot got caught as Harry reversed his Range Rover after dropping her at the shops.
He said after the incident: “Sandra went across the road and unfortunately she had gone behind the car to cross over the road and as I went to drive off I drove over her ankle.”