Joe Exotic has revealed that his prostate cancer is “aggressive”, as he again calls for his release from prison.
A hand-written letter sharing the news of his health was posted on the Tiger King star’s Instagram on Wednesday amid fresh pleas to be released.
The 58-year-old, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, wrote: “Everyone, it is with a sad face that I have to tell you the doctors called me in today to break the news that my prostate biopsy came back with an aggressive cancer, I am still waiting on the results from other tests as well.
“Right now I don’t want anyone’s pity and I’m sure Carole [Baskin] will have her own party over this!”
Hundreds responded on Instagram, including actress McKenzie Westmore who wrote: “I’m heartbroken but Joe I’m sending prayers” along with a heart and praying emoji.
Countless others also said they were sending prayers his way.
The controversial tiger trader is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence after being found guilty of hiring two different hitmen to kill Carole Baskin, another big cat owner, and for violating federal wildlife laws.