Supercars personality Neil Crompton has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The Australian series confirmed the news earlier today, seeing a flood of messages of support from the Supercars fan community.
Crompton received the news in mid-April but has continued his role of being a leading voice to the Supercars championship.
The Supercars Hall of Famer enjoyed a 15-year stint behind the wheel before joining the commentary team.
Supercars CEO Sean Seamer says everyone involved in the category is behind Crompton’s recovery phase and praised his decision to continue commentating events.
“Everyone at Supercars was saddened to hear this terrible news and we’re all thinking of Neil and his family at this difficult moment,” Seamer said.
“Neil has become more than just the voice of Supercars. He’s an integral member of the Commission and a friend to many in the paddock.
“He has our total support, and we wish him well over the coming weeks.
“You’ve got this Crompo.”
Supercars general manager of television and content, Nathan Prendergast, echoed Seamer’s comments.
“The Supercars family is right behind Neil and we will be there for him in any way we can to help him through this difficult period,” said Prendergast.
“Neil has many close friends in the paddock and the broader Supercars community who wish him a speedy recovery and we look forward to having him back on our screens ASAP.”
The 60-year-old is expected to undergo treatment in the coming weeks.