Andrew Tate, the British-American former professional kickboxer and social media influencer who is currently behind the bars for suspected human trafficking was rumored to be suffering from lung cancer after a few CT scan reports claiming Tate had a tumor started to circulate on social media.

The rumors grew stronger after Tate’s team told Daily Mail that their client is trying to get in touch with medical specialists in Dubai to seek their opinion on a “dark spot on his lung.” Tate has finally spoken up on the matter and confirmed that the rumors were not true. It was just fake news that was doing the rounds.

“I do not have cancer. My lungs contain precisely 0 smoking damage. In fact, I have an 8L lung capacity and the vital signs of an Olympic athlete. There is nothing but a scar on my lung from an old battle. True warriors are scarred both inside and out,” he wrote in a tweet along with a picture of himself in black training shorts working in the gym.

Soon after people started to comment saying that they did not care about Tate’s rumored cancer diagnosis, mostly due to his negative reputation and the allegations against him.

On December 29, 2022, Tate and his brother, Tristan, were arrested in Romania along with two women; all four are suspected of human trafficking and forming an organized crime group. Romanian police allege that the group coerced victims into creating paid pornography for social media.

Tate began practicing kickboxing in 2005 and gained his first championship in 2009. He attracted wider attention in 2016 when he appeared on the British reality show Big Brother. He began offering paid courses and memberships through his website and rose to fame as an internet celebrity, promoting an “ultra-masculine, ultra-luxurious lifestyle”. Tate is a self-described misogynist and his controversial comments have resulted in his suspension from several social media platforms.