Former rugby player Kenny Logan has revealed he is being treated for prostate cancer on BBC Breakfast.

The ex-Scotland rugby union player appeared on the breakfast show alongside presenter wife Gabby Logan.

The 50-year-old admitted the diagnosis had been a surprise and that he had surgery earlier this year.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, he said: “I got a wellness check and sat down with the guy. He said to me: ‘everything’s fine, your hormones are fine but your prostate is high’.

Kenny Logan confirms prostate cancer diagnosis alongside wife Gabby Logan

“I got checked and very quickly, within three or four months, I had biopsies. There was something there but we’d just keep an eye on it.

“This year, February 7, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer which was a huge shock. I ended up deciding to take it out so I’m three months since the operation, had the prostate out and I’m probably 95 per cent back to normal.

“It was hard because when you’re told you’ve got cancer… I didn’t see it coming. No symptoms whatsoever.”

Viewers have been flooding social media with their best wishes for the Logans following the announcement.

One fan wrote:" Just watched the item by the Logans about Prostate Cancer… I was diagnosed back in Dec with no symptoms. Just the encouragement by my wife to ‘Get checked out’. A 5 min blood test and a letter a week later. 37 sessions of radiation later, I await results next month. Get tested!"

A second person posted: "Well done to @KennyLogan and@GabbyLogan for sharing this. Glad the treatment is going well but brave for sharing something so private. Can only encourage others to get checked which is so important. #prostate."

A third user chimed in: "Sending my best wishes to Kenny & Gabby after his news get well soon Kenny."

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Prostate Cancer symptoms

According to the NHS, these are the symptoms you should be on the look out for:

  • needing to pee more frequently, often during the night
  • needing to rush to the toilet
  • difficulty in starting to pee (hesitancy)
  • straining or taking a long time while peeing
  • weak flow
  • feeling that your bladder has not emptied fully
  • blood in urine or blood in semen

It is important to note that these symptoms do not always mean prostate cancer.

The NHS adds that men's prostates get larger as they get older due to a non-cancerous condition called benign prostate enlargement.

For more information, visit the NHS website.