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Beloved TV judge reveals he's been diagnosed with cancer and asks for prayers

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Beloved TV judge reveals he's been diagnosed with cancer and asks for prayers

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/ Frank Caprio

Caught in Providence fans are flooding to social media in support of Judge Frank Caprio after he reveals cancer diagnosis.

Former chief judge of the municipal court of Providence, Rhode Island, Frank Caprio is known and loved for his role as 'the nicest judge in the world' on reality TV show Caught in Providence, which first aired in 2018.

Yesterday (6 December), the 87-year-old took to his social media platforms to share an update on the current state of his health.

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The beloved TV judge reflects on his birthday as being 'one of the happiest days of the year' for him.

He says: "And recently I celebrated my 87th birthday and I received so many wonderful messages from people all over the world. This birthday is a little different than any other I have ever had.

"Quite recently I was not feeling well and I received a medical examination and the report was not a good one."

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Judge Frank Caprio stars in Caught in Providence. Credit: Caught in Providence
Judge Frank Caprio stars in Caught in Providence. Credit: Caught in Providence

Judge Caprio reveals he's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer - 'an insidious form of cancer' he notes.

He explains he's being treated by two different teams of doctors, one in Rhode Island, and the other in Boston, Massachusetts.

He continues: "I pray that God guides their thoughts and their hands and their treatment of me. I know this is a long road and I'm fully prepared to fight as hard as I can.

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"One thing that people ask me is: 'What can I do for you?' First of all, I can't thank all of you enough for your friendship and your kind messages.

"But I would ask each of you, in your own way, to please pray for me. I am in need of the power of prayer, which I believe in addition to the medical treatment that I'm receiving is the most powerful weapon to help me survive this.

"Just knowing that you are keeping me in your thoughts means the world to me. So, thank you for all of your past messages, thank you for your loving support and please remember, just a small prayer. I'd really appreciate it."

Judge Caprio has asked people to 'pray' for him. Credit: Instagram/ @therealfrankcaprio/ @caughtinprovidence
Judge Caprio has asked people to 'pray' for him. Credit: Instagram/ @therealfrankcaprio/ @caughtinprovidence
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Fans of the judge are flocking to the post to show their support.

One Instagram user said: "We love you so much. Praying for your recovery."

"I will pray for you every day. Good and generous souls like yours make this world a better place," another added.

And a third commented: "You are the embodiment of real justice on earth, and God will not overlook that. My prayers to your recovery judge. You got this!"

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If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact the American Cancer Society on 1-800-227-2345 or via their live chat feature.

Topics: News, Health, Mental Health, Cancer, US News, Film and TV, Facebook, Social Media

Poppy Bilderbeck
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