Andrew Marr going to undergo kidney surgery because of kidney cancer. Know who Marr is and about his wife and children as well

Andrew Marr is a political commentator and television presenter from Scotland. He is master in what he does hence he earns the salary of £400,475. He was spending a happy life professionally and personally but recently the news broke that he has kidney cancer and will immediately be doing surgery.


Source: BBC(Andrew Marr on his show)

The 58-year-old BBC broadcaster has taken an off for his treatment which he revealed on his show, The Andrew Marr Show today. He will be hospitalized for the removal of malignant tumor. He said,

“I am going to be away for a couple of weeks or so. I’m having a small hospital operation and I will be back as soon as I possibly can, so be kind please to whoever is sitting in this chair next week.”

Marr’s spokesperson, Mary Greenham is very positive and she said that he will be returning soon after the recovery and treatment. Mary added,

“He and his family have asked for privacy at this difficult time.”

Our team, marriedbiography.com prays for his quick recovery.

Health History

Talking about his health history, he had taken a break of nine months five years ago due to stroke. He was hospitalized for two months and after he got the discharge, his physiotherapy started and he slowly learned how to walk and gradually came to normal. When asked about it after he returned, he answered,

“lucky to alive,”

While he was undergoing the treatment, the BBC spokesperson said,

“Andrew is taking a period of time off for medical reasons. We wish him well and look forward to welcoming him back on our screens soon.”

Marr’s family

Andrew is married to Jackie Ashley. She is a British journalist and broadcaster. The couple tied the knot in August 1987. The couple has three children, Isabel Marr(daughter), Emily Marr(daughter), and Harry Marr(son).


Source: Daily Mail(Andrew and is wife, Jackie Ashley)

When asked about his marital relationship, the commentator says,

“I was very lucky with Jackie because she had grown up from when she was a young girl with a father [the late Labour politician and peer Lord Ashley of Stoke] who was deaf. You might think she has had the worst luck of all, having looked after her father, and then this happens to me. But she has been very good about shepherding me through the process.”

In 2013, when he suffered from a stroke, there was a very less percentage of him living a normal life. As per the doctors,

“he was unlikely to survive, and then that he would likely be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.”


Source: independent.co.uk(Andrew Marr)

After he recovered, he made a documentary, My Brain and Mesharing the positivity and to motivate the one who is going through the similar situation. He also added that his relationship with his wife became better and warmer after stroke.