‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic 'believes' he has prostate cancer

Joe Exotic
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Joe Exotic believes he has prostate cancer.

The “Tiger King” star made the announcement on Twitter although he appears to not have received an official medical diagnosis yet, reported TMZ.

“John Phillips has received my medical records from FMC Fort Worth and my PSA count came back very high for prostate cancer,” Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage tweeted. “The prison has approved testing to verify what stage it is in. My body is tired.”

According to the outlet, Exotic is set to undergo further cancer screening in prison.

The former Netflix star went on to describe his symptoms and his desire to receive a pardon from President Joe Biden.

"I have lost a tremendous amount of weight, the mouth sores are out of control, I throw up more than I eat,” he continued. “I don't want anyone's pity, what I need is when John Phillips gets the evidence he is working on, I need the world to help him get President Biden, VP Harris and the Attorney General to listen to the evidence."

Exotic is is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for his role in the murder-for-hire plot against enemy, Carole Baskin, among other charges associated with animal cruelty.

He had previously tried and failed to get a pardon from former President Trump.

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