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Outnumbered star Tyger Drew-Honey's dad diagnosed with cancer

Gemma Strong

Tyger Drew-Honey, who found fame as Jake Brockman in the British sitcom Outnumbered, is coming to terms with the devastating news that his father has bladder cancer. The 21-year-old has been "knocked back" by the diagnosis, dad Lindsay Honey, 60, revealed in a new interview with the Sun. "Hopefully I will be okay, but you can never tell," Lindsay, an adult actor, told the newspaper. "They are doing more tests so fingers crossed. Basically that is all we can do."

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He continued: "It's really knocked me and Tyger back. I've already had two operations and need more chemo to nip it in the bud before it goes through the wall. I'm trying everything. I've got six weeks ahead of me followed by more tests. If it doesn't work, then they will have to take my bladder out. But I seriously hope that isn't going to happen."

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Tyger Drew-Honey's dad has been diagnosed with bladder cancer

Tyger is the only son of Lindsay and his ex-wife Linzi Drew, and is said to be very close to his father. Lindsay is thought to be currently undergoing treatment in hospital in Chertsey, near to his Surrey home. Tyger has previously opened up about his unconventional childhood – his mum Linzi was also in the adult entertainment business – and admitted he did get picked on at school because of his parents' profession.

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"I didn't react," he said in a 2014 interview with the Daily Mail. "I would laugh it off and they realised it wouldn't work. I did get upset, not because of what they were saying, but why they were saying it. Why were they trying to hurt me? It made me think they didn'’t like me. That's what I couldn't understand. I wouldn't want to deliberately upset someone."

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Tyger pictured in 2009 with his Outnumbered co-stars, Ramona Marquez and Daniel Roche

Tyger starred as Jake in Outnumbered from 2007 until 2014, and currently plays the role of Dylan in the BBC Three comedy Cuckoo. In 2014, he presented his on documentary series, entitled Tyger Takes On, which saw his investigate the modern-day challenges of growing up. The show focused on a range of issues, including love, sexuality, sexism and the 'perfect body'.

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