OJ Simpson invoked Donald Trump after reports prompt he was in hospice care after present process chemotherapy for prostate cancer.
“Hey X world, hospice? Hospice? You talking about hospice?” the former American football running back – who was acquitted in 1995 of murdering his spouse and her buddy – stated in a video posted to X on Friday (9 February).
“No, I’m not in any hospice. I don’t know who put that out there,” he continued. “I guess it’s like Donald [Trump] says, ‘You can’t trust the media.’
“In any event, I’m hosting a tonne of friends for the Super Bowl here in Las Vegas. All is well, you know. So take care, have a good Super Bowl weekend.”
Local 10 News reported on Friday, citing sources, that Simpson had been identified with prostate cancer and was presently present process chemotherapy in Las Vegas.
However, when approached for remark, the NFL star’s lawyer directed The Independent to an previous tweet shared by Simpson on 30 May 2023, in which he revealed that in “really recent years, I unfortunately caught cancer”.
“So I had to do the whole chemo thing,” he stated on the time, including: “I’m over the chemo… I’m healthy now. It looks like I beat it – I’m happy about that.”
Simpson didn’t specify what sort of cancer he had been handled for.
The former Buffalo Bills star was controversially acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her buddy Ron Goldman.
The People of the State of California v Orenthal James Simpson homicide trial was labelled “the trial of the century” and sparked large debates on racial and felony justice throughout the nation.
A few years later, Simpson was discovered liable for his or her deaths in a 1997 California civil case that ordered him to pay $33.5m (£26.6m) to the victims’ households.
He was then convicted of armed theft in Las Vegas after main a bunch of males into the room of a sports activities memorabilia collector and robbing him at gunpoint. He served 9 years in jail earlier than being launched in 2017.
Simpson has been identified to weigh in on authorized instances which have captured nationwide consideration. In June 2023, he shared legal advice with Trump after the previous president’s historic second indictment.
“I’m [going to] share some advice that I got from the greatest legal minds of our generation,” he stated earlier than happening to call a variety of his legal professionals from through the years and including: “The one thing they all told me, and stressed to me: ‘Do not talk about the case publicly. Do not do interviews about the case.’”