According to The Sun, Troy Austin underwent a four-hour surgery to remove a tumour, and is now in recovery. The article states that Troy believes the cancer has come after years of drinking and smoking.
"I can’t blame it on anything else. Each day I was smoking up to 25 cigarettes and drinking six to eight cans of Tyskie, a Polish lager," Troy told the newspaper. "And my diet was terrible. It was Chinese and Indian takeaways and a lot of chips."
He even admitted that there would be days he would go without eating, "but [I] would just drink and smoke."
"I would drink to celebrate the good times and drink to cope with the bad," he said. "Whatever life threw at me I would drink."
He also revealed that stress was could be a likely factor as to why he has been diagnosed.
"The stress of my mum dying in March last year and my dog Okee died five days before Christmas," he said.
Troy and Louis haven't always had the closest relationship, however he admitted to the publication that he and Lou reunited after five years of no contact.
"My life is changing now. If he ever wanted to make contact then I would be happy for that to happen," he said.
Louis' mother Johanna passed away on December 7, 2016.
"It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin’s family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday, Dec. 7," the family said in a statement at the time. "Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukemia that required immediate and continuous treatment. We respectfully request that the family are given time and space to grieve in private.
"Johannah was first and foremost a truly amazing mother to seven children – Louis, Lottie, Félicité, and two sets of twins, Phoebe and Daisy and Ernest and Doris — whose individual talents and success are testament to the principles and beliefs she instilled in them," her husband Dan Deakin said in a statement. "She was also an incredibly proud grandmother to [Louis’ son] Freddie."
We can only send our love and well wishes to Louis and his father during this time.