AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis has been diagnosed with throat cancer, the club announced it officially publishing a statement. They said Gazidis will remain operational as he receives treatment in specialised clinics and Serie A club said that the 5-year-old is expected to make full recovery.
In December 2018, Gazidis took over Rossoneri after serving Arsenal as chief executive since 2009. “AC Milan informs its fans and stakeholders that our CEO, Ivan Gazidis, has been diagnosed with cancer of the throat. Based on an extensive series of tests and scans, doctors expect he will make a full recovery,” Milan’s official statement reads.
“Ivan will remain operational during the necessary treatment in specialized clinics, with the full support of the ownership, President Scaroni and the Club’s Senior Management.” Gazidis ensured his cancer is curable and is confident it will be treated successfully.
“Of course, there is never a good time for a diagnosis of cancer. But I have a very curable form of cancer and a positive diagnosis. I have world-class medical expertise, and the support of so many loved ones and everyone at the Club, and I am confident based on all advice that cancer will be treated successfully, with a full recovery,” the former Arsenal director said.
“My diagnosis demonstrates the importance of regular medical checkups, even if you don’t have symptoms. I would encourage everyone to prioritise their health and to make sure, even in the day to day obligations of life and work, that they have their regular medical checkups.”
“We have a strong team, both on and off the pitch – Ivan pointed out – and I have full faith in their ability to drive our Club forward over the coming weeks. See you soon and always Forza Milan. Everyone involved with the Club wishes Ivan all the best for a full and speedy recovery. We are all with you.”