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Carson 'fine' after cancer op

Comedian Frank Carson has had an operation for stomach cancer.

He is "fine" and is waiting for the all-clear, a spokesman for the star said.

The Belfast-born 84-year-old, who is famous for his "it's the way I tell 'em" catchphrase, cancelled dates around the country after he was diagnosed earlier this year.

The spokesman confirmed he was being treated for cancer, adding: "He is fine, he had an operation which was a great success and he will be back working again.

"They have removed it and he had a test on Friday and he is waiting for the all clear."

Mr Carson should have been appearing in Blackpool this week for a stage version of his 70s hit The Comedians.

His place in the show was taken by former Catchphrase presenter Roy Walker.

Carson became a popular performer on Irish television before moving to England to work as a stand-up club comedian.

He had success on shows The Good Old Days and Opportunity Knocks but is perhaps best known for The Comedians when he appeared alongside the likes of Bernard Manning.

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