News broke earlier in the day that the 76-year-old was diagnosed with prostate cancer, after a report was widely shared from Miami’s ABC affiliate Local10, citing sources close to the matter.
Somehow, a rumor seemed to get back to “The Juice” that people thought he was in hospice care, because he then took to X, sharing a video from behind the wheel of his car and telling the camera, “I’m not in any hospice, I don’t know who put that out there.”
Simpson didn’t address the cancer or chemo reports but added that he’s “hosting a ton of friends for the Super Bowl here in Las Vegas. All is well!”
Back in May, the former Buffalo Bills star briefly glossed over the fact that he had undergone chemotherapy for a cancer diagnosis in a separate video.
“[I] unfortunately caught cancer” in recent years, he told the camera, and “had to do the whole chemo thing,” Simpson said. He didn’t offer any additional details but clarified that he was “over the chemo stuff” now.
It’s unclear whether the latest reports of prostate cancer are connected to the previous diagnosis he shared, but from the clip posted Friday, it appears he’s at least healthy enough to host a Super Bowl party at his Las Vegas home.
Simpson moved into a gated community in Sin City after serving nine years in a Nevada prison for armed robbery.
In 2007, he was caught leading a group of five men into a confrontation with several sports collectibles dealers in a Las Vegas casino. The football legend maintained that he had only aimed to take back personal mementoes and items that were previously stolen from him.
The incident came a little more than a decade after Simpson was acquitted in what became known as “The Trial of the Century,” surrounding the double murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994.