Former Cowboys star undergoing tests for throat cancer

LOS ANGELES, California (KTRK) -- Former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin is asking for prayers as he undergoes tests for throat cancer.

The 53-year-old former NFL wide receiver posted an Instagram photo of himself Tuesday at UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital in Los Angeles.

Irvin revealed for the last two months, he has been dealing with persistent throat issues.

He says he is terrified he might have throat cancer, which claimed his father's life at the age of 51.

Irvin underwent treatment on Sunday and Monday. A biopsy was performed by doctors in hopes of diagnosing the problem.

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