Joe Simpson Posts About Prostate Cancer Battle, Calls It ‘the Dream Killer’

Joe Simpson
Joe Simpson on April 18, 2015 in Malibu, California. Araya Diaz/Getty Images

Joe Simpson acknowledged his battle with prostate cancer in an Instagram post on Thursday, November 17.

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The father of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson posted a bright red image featuring the following message: “Cancer … The dream killer.”

Not long after he posted, several of Joe’s followers reached out to the 58-year-old talent manager and fashion photographer to share words of support and encouragement.

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“Praying for you Joe ❤️️,” one fan wrote, while another commented, “You got this! 💪🏼❤️🙏🏼.”

As Us Weekly previously reported on Monday, November 14, Joe was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year. He underwent surgery for the disease two months ago and is on the mend.

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“The surgery went well,” one insider told Us, adding that his famous daughters have been “super supportive.”

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Despite his health setback, Joe has kept himself busy focusing on his career. The Texas native — who divorced Jessica and Ashlee’s mom, Tina Simpson, after 34 years of marriage in 2013 — opened Dreams Work, his first photography exhibit, at the Bruce Lurie Gallery in L.A. this past May. The “dadager” turned photog also shot WTFHYD’s latest ad campaign featuring Ava Sambora.

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In an October 2015 interview with Us, Joe opened up about his newfound passion. “With my camera, it’s just me and my art. So it’s been, like, life-changing,” he explained to Us. “And then, at 40, I became Jessica Simpson’s father, and Ashlee Simpson’s father. … And photography for me allows me to be just Joe Simpson again. I’m not riding the shirttails of my children; I’m not making money off my children. It’s just me, doing my art.”

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