On Sunday, Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin announced that tests confirm he's "100 percent" cancer free.

In an Instagram post, the former Dallas Cowboys star uploaded a picture of praying hands with a caption that shared the good news with his followers.

"Thank you God for continuing to answer Prayers and Thank you ALL for Praying. I spoke with Dr St John at UCLA Medical and she has informed me that all test have come back 100!% clean. NO CANCER," Irvin wrote.

This development comes close to a week after Irvin disclosed that he might have throat cancer. Through a previous Instagram post, Irvin explained that after losing his voice celebrating a Cowboys win he became increasingly concerned when the problem continued to plague him for months.


‪Spent Sun & Mon in LA at UCLA medical Health (Ronald Reagan Hospital) doing health test. I would not usually do this but this I need to share. Growing up in the ghetto of Ft Lauderdale the one thing you have to conquer to get out is FEAR. I did! As a football player the no fear gift served me well as a blessing and an asset on the field but sometimes off the field it’s been a curse and a liability. This past football season after the @dallascowboys beat the @Saints i was so elated and hyped I lost my voice and the problem persisted for almost 2months. After visiting some of the best throat Doctors they thought it to be wise to take a deeper look at the situation. So we schedule and performed a throat biopsy. To give background I share with you that I loss my father at the young age of 51. He had throat cancer. This daemon has chased and vexed me deep in my spirit all my life. So saying I am afraid this time is a big big understatement. I AM TERRIFIED!! My Faith tells me whenever you face great fear you go to your greatness power. Mine is God. I am asking all who will. Could you please send up a prayer to help my family and I deal with whatever the results may be? Thanks for your thoughts and prayers in advance🙏🏾🙏🏾I will continue to pray for your fams protection and prosperity as well. May God Bless us all 🙏🏾🙏🏾‬

A post shared by Michael Irvin (@michaelirvin88) on Mar 26, 2019 at 2:06pm PDT

He then went on the share that the illness runs in his family and his father died at 51 after being diagnosed with throat cancer. As a result, Irvin confessed that he was "terrified" by the thought of being sick before requesting his fans pray for him as he underwent a biopsy. These prayers and well wishes seemed to have worked and Irvin shared his appreciation.

"It is impossible to express my family and my appreciation for the overwhelming out pour of love, support and prayers," Irvin said in Sunday's post. "I was on my threshing floor dealing with the stronghold of fear. You all covered and encourage me... To God be the Glory."