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Two weeks after ringing the victory bell, Chicago White Sox star pitcher Liam Hendriks is officially cancer-free!!!
The 34-year-old announced the amazing news on his social media page Thursday … posting a video and pics of his months-long battle to rid himself of the disease.
“How It Started VS How It’s Going….REMISSION,” he wrote in a caption on his Instagram page. “🙏🏻 It’s official. I’m cancer-free.”
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Hendriks’ team also confirmed the great news on Twitter … tweeting, “Liam Hendriks is cancer free” with a green heart emoji.
The Chicago closer had an uphill battle to get to this point … undergoing grueling treatment every 28 days since his January diagnosis.
Liam Hendriks is cancer free. 💚
We’re so happy for you, Liam and Kristi! pic.twitter.com/8wlOP5SwL0
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 20, 2023
Hendriks — a three-time All-Star and 12-year MLB veteran — thanked his wife, Kristi, earlier this month for remaining by his side during the harrowing ordeal.
“You held my hand every step of the way,” he wrote in a message to her. “You were my voice of confidence and always made sure I felt loved and safe throughout it all. I love you.”
It’s unclear when Hendriks will return to the mound for the Sox … but it promises to be an emotional moment for him, his family and his fans.