Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank issued a statement Tuesday announcing he is battling prostate cancer and will soon undergo surgery as part of an aggressive treatment plan:
In December I was diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer. Over the last several weeks Angie and I have visited a number of expert doctors and hospitals across the country to identify the best treatment options for me. I have chosen an aggressive approach that will include surgery and the overall prognosis is good. I’m looking forward to getting this behind me and continuing a very active lifestyle, my upcoming wedding, as well as continued active involvement in our businesses and philanthropic efforts for years to come.
Blank, 73, purchased the Falcons in 2002. He built his fortune after co-founding Home Depot in 1978.
This is just awful news, hopefully he can make a full recovery.