TotalBiscuit Updates Fans On Cancer Prognosis

1 May 2018, 17:14

John Bain A.K.A TotalBiscuit
John Bain A.K.A TotalBiscuit. Picture: Other

By Josh Lee

The YouTuber and Twitch streamer has been battling cancer for the past four years.

YouTube and Twitch personality John Bain, better known as TotalBiscuit, has warned fans he "doesn't have long left" four years into his battle with cancer.

Announcing his retirement as a gaming critic in a Reddit Statement, John revealed that he was suffering from liver failure, and as such is currently unable to explore further treatment options.

He wrote: "Obviously we're going to keep looking for other trials but I'm currently coming to terms with the fact that I don't have long left and right now at any rate, there is literally nothing I can do about it other than try to manage the pain as best as possible and stay as hydrated as possible to ease the pressure on the liver."

John was first diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014. Although he was in remission a year later, in October 2015 it was announced that it had spread to his liver, and was inoperable. He said, "I'm under the influence of too much medication to think clearly and my schedule too unreliable to get coverage out in a timely manner. I've found it very stressful over the last year to try and keep up, knowing that I'm failing and watching my work (rightly) fall out of favour because there isn't enough of it, its not on time or its not of good quality. It doesn't make any sense to continue to try to do that job in my state and while it used to bring me a lot of satisfaction, now it's just the opposite."

John did not reveal the details of his prognosis, but said he had "already exceeded the 'usual' lifespan" of someone with his condition. He also asked that fans not speculate on the amount of time he has left.

Read the full statement here.