Beloved radio show host David "Kidd" Kraddick secretly battled lymphoma in 2009, according to a newly published magazine article.
The cover story for the January 2014 issue of D Magazine details the late DJ's hidden battle with the disease. According to the article, Kraddick kept his diagnosis and treatment a secret from listeners, close friends, and even his daughter, Caroline.
The story states that only Kraddick's best friend, attorney Toby Wilson, knew of his diagnosis and treatment that included aggressive chemotherapy as well as stem cell treatments that left him frail and thin.
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According to the article, Kraddick worried about what would happen to his syndicated radio show, "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning," if it was revealed he had cancer.