He blasted fictitious internet rumours that he is suffering from pancreatic
cancer and has only weeks to live.
He called the claims “a complete and utter load of b*******.”
Earlier this year, Mr O’Leary said his leaner look was in keeping with with
recessionary times and insisted that previously he was “about a stone
The fresh rumours claimed he had been given a terminal prognosis — and that
was the reason for his much commented on loss of weight.
It prompted O’Leary to blast the rumour mongers.
“Ryanair has a long standing policy of never commenting on rumour or
speculation,” a Ryanair spokesperson told one newspaper.
“However, in this case, Michael decided to make an exception.”
In March, Mr O’Leary whose wife Anita is expecting their third child,
dismissed concerns over his dramatic weight loss by insisting there was
nothing wrong with him.
Pictures of him beneath a trilby hat at the Cheltenham races showed he had
shed many pounds. “I’m in blooming health,” he declared at the racing
“Only the good die young, so in that case, I’m going to live to a ripe old
age,” he said.
He first sparked concerns about his health a few months ago after he was
snapped looking far slimmer at the start of the new year.
But he insisted he was “getting fat, dumb and happy” during the good times.
“Now there’s a leaner, more caring me for these recessionary times,” he said
Taken from the Belfast Telegraph
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