Rangers icon Andy Goram ‘rushed to hospital with severe stomach pains’ following cancer diagnosis

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ANDY GORAM is set to undergo a procedure after being rushed into hospital with ‘severe stomach pains’, a close friend has revealed.

The Rangers legend was diagnosed with cancer last month.


Rangers hero Andy Goram during playing days

‘The Goalie’ was discharged last week from Wishaw General where he received the shock news.

But close pal Stan Gordon has revealed the 58-year-old has since returned to hospital.

Following a routine meeting with an oncologist to discuss potential treatment for his cancer, he was rushed to a ward at Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride on Wednesday.

He spoke a few words at a supporter’s dinner last week where he said Rangers’ Europa League semi-final win was ‘the best medicine.

Stan said the 9-in-a-row icon was experiencing ‘severe stomach pains’ with tests set to begin to check if a stent inserted in his gullet previously was still in place.

He also revealed Goram had received widespread support from Rangers and Celtic supporters as well as best wishes from across the world.

Those messages and visits from former team-mates are said to have ‘kept him fighting’ during what was described as ‘the worst two weeks of his life.’

Stan told the Daily Record: “After being released from Wishaw General last Friday, Andy had a routine meeting with the oncologist at Hairmyres to discuss possible treatment for his cancer.

“He had severe stomach pains on Monday and Tuesday.

“On Wednesday, he was rushed up to a ward. He will get scoped to see if the stent inserted into his gullet a few weeks ago is still properly in place.

“Andy would like to thank everyone for the cards and best wishes from the world over – from Celtic fans and ex-players, the whole Rangers family and a vast amount of former team-mates who have visited him.”

He added: “The visits from friends, along with family, have kept him fighting. Especially his son Danny, who was beside him for the worst two weeks of his life.

“He wants to say a massive ‘thank you’ to every member of staff in Ward 18 at Wishaw General for that period and the staff he’s had so far at Hairmyres.”

Goram shocked fans last week during his first public appearance since the diagnosis when saying a few words at a supporter’s dinner.

Speaking the day after Rangers beat Leipzig at Ibrox to secure a Europa League spot, Goram said: “Last night was the best medicine I’ve ever f****** had.”

After receiving applause, Goram added: “Roll on Seville.”

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