Stuart Bingham offers support to fellow Essex potter Ali Carter after he is diagnosed with lung cancer

Ali Carter

Ali Carter

First published in Sport

BASILDON potter Stuart Bingham has offered his support to fellow Essex professional Ali Carter who has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

The 34-year-old, from Chelmsford, only recovered from testicular cancer last year and now faces an intensive course of chemotherapy.

Stuart Bingham said on Twitter: “Thoughts are with @TheCaptain147 and his family. Keep punching mate. All the best x”

Jimmy White, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1995, wrote on Twitter: “Absolutely gutted for Ali, praying for you mate.”

Bingham, meanwhile, booked his place at the Wuxi Classic in China by beating James Cahill 5-3.

Bingham had to come from two frames down to secure the win.

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