South Australian key Independent diagnosed with brain tumour

One of the key players in the recent South Australian election has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Member for Fisher Doctor Bob Such released a statement Saturday morning confirming the diagnosis and telling media he would be undertaking radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment.

Mr Fisher said he was first examined by doctors and advised he may have a brain tumor at Flinders Medical Centre, in Adelaide on March 21, six days after the state election.

He made the announcement to his supporters via Facebook.

The 69-year-old underwent surgery on March 26, less than a week after he found himself a key player in the decision about who would form government after a hung state election result.

Dr Such did not disclose the extend of his condition after diagnosis but announced he would take two months extended leave because of a serious medical condition.

His illness left the decision of forming state government with Independent member for Frome Geoff Brock who decided to back Labour.

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