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O.J. Simpson 'is undergoing tests for BRAIN CANCER'

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  • The jailed former football legend is undergoing secret medical exams for a cancerous tumor in his brain and is convinced he hasn't got long to live, The National Enquirer reports
  • Simpson, 66, is serving out a 33-year kidnapping, assault and robbery sentence in a Nevada prison
  • The newspaper reported just months ago that the 66-year-old had such an extreme case of diabetes that his life was at risk
  • A source told the publication that Simpson had written to President Obama begging to be pardoned because of his health

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PUBLISHED: 11:01 EST, 2 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:54 EST, 2 January 2014

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O.J. Simpson is receiving tests for brain cancer and is begging President Barack Obama for a pardon so he can die in peace at home, according to a new report.

The jailed former football legend, who is serving out a kidnapping, assault and robbery sentence in a Nevada prison, is undergoing secret medical exams for a cancerous tumor in his brain and is convinced he hasn't got long to live, The National Enquirer reports.

The publication reported just months ago that the 66-year-old had such an extreme case of diabetes that his life was at risk and brain cancer would certainly add to his health woes.

Tests: O.J. Simpson, pictured at a court hearing in May, is receiving tests for brain cancer and is begging President Barack Obama for a pardon so he can die in peace at home, according to The National Enquirer

Tests: O.J. Simpson, pictured at a court hearing in May, is receiving tests for brain cancer and is begging President Barack Obama for a pardon so he can die in peace at home, according to The National Enquirer

'O.J. says his memory is slipping and he gets painful headaches and other symptoms,' a source told The Enquirer, listing blurry vision, occasional stuttering and hearing problems as other concerns. He also at times feels confused and has unusual bursts of anger and fits of depression.

'He put off the doctors for weeks after he first started experiencing the symptoms because he was afraid of what they would find,' the source said.

'Now the prison docs are telling him they believe he has a brain tumor. They plan to run a series of tests on him, MRIs and CT scans.'

The Enquirer reports that Simpson has finally agreed to the tests and is convinced he hasn't got long to live, telling a friend, 'I feel the end coming. But I don't want to die in prison like common jailhouse scum.'

The publication reports he has even begged President Obama for a pardon so he can die comfortably at home.

Diabetes? The newspaper reported just months ago that the 66-year-old had such an extreme case of diabetes that his life was at risk

Diabetes? The newspaper reported just months ago that the 66-year-old had such an extreme case of diabetes that his life was at risk

Before Simpson is eligible for parole, he has to serve another four year of his 33 year sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center.

The Enquirer reports Simpson tried to lose weight by sticking to a strict diet and exercise plan after a diabetes-related health scare a few months ago, but it was a struggle.

'He began suffering dizzy spells, nausea, lapses in memory and headaches - and the frightening symptoms continue to get worse,' the source is quoted as saying.

The article claims Simpson, in a last ditch attempt for freedom, wrote to the President and said 'Mr President, I know my life is coming to an end. Please, don't let me die in prison.'

In July, The Enquirer reported Simpson had just months to live as a result of his extreme case of diabetes and unhealthy lifestyle behind bars.

The combination of 'sky high' blood pressure, a vastly expanding waistline and a lack of physical activity had doctors concerned about his health, the magazine reported at the time.

All in the family: O.J. Simpson's 43-year-old daughter (right) testified at his May hearing and he is reportedly storing his money in off-shore accounts so she and his son can have it when he dies

Court: Simpson was convicted of a slew of charges on October 3, 2008 - the 13th anniversary of the day he was controversially acquitted of killing his ex-wife Nicole brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman

Simpson's lawyer Ozzie Fumo told MailOnline that he has not heard anything about his clients poor health.

'As far as I know his health is very good, he was doing just fine,' Fumo said. 'I spent a lot of time with him preparing for the retrial motion and he never once mentioned diabetes.

'We discussed health issues, we had meals together, and he seemed fine.'

The first warning signs came during a court hearing in May when the former running-back looked much heavier than he ever had before.

In the July story, The Enquirer claimed Simpson weighed 300 pounds and prison doctors encouraged him to exercise and eat more healthily to combat the high blood pressure and diabetes.

He had developed a habit of passing the days by laying in bed in his prison cell and only getting up to get sugar-filled snacks, it reported.

'OJ's doctors have told him he could be dead in as little as three months because of his out-of-control blood sugar and blood pressure,' an unidentified prison friend told The Enquirer in the summer.

In healthier days: In this October 3, 1995 photo, O.J. Simpson, center, appears in far better health as he reacts to being cleared of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman

In healthier days: In this October 3, 1995 photo, O.J. Simpson, center, appears in far better health as he reacts to being cleared of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman

'But OJ doesn't care. He knows he's never going to get out of prison, so he refuses to take care of himself.'

The 33-years he faces following a 2008 robbery are not helping motivate Simpson, as he is now making plans for his death.

He allegedly confessed to murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994 and told a prison friend that he will write a confession letter that will be sent- and then publicly shared- after he dies.

Fumo countered this claim, saying that in his months of interactions with Simpson he has 'never once disparaged the Goldmans'.

'In his mind, they're creditors along with his children Sydney and Justin,' Fumo said.

The friends cited by The Enquirer said the double slaying came in a moment of rage that he regrets to this day because he still loves Nicole.


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