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Olympic gold medallist Michael Klim, 43, has a cyst removed from his throat at a cancer hospital

‘Another procedure done’: Olympic gold medallist Michael Klim, 43, has a cyst removed from his throat at a cancer hospital in Sydney and posts troubling photos from his bed

Australian Olympic swimmer Michael Klim has had a cyst removed from his throat at a prominent cancer hospital in Sydney.

The 43-year-old shared the news on Instagram on Friday, revealing he’d undergone a number of procedures and was managing his pain with medication.

The Polish-born athlete shared a series of photos and videos from his hospital bed while recovering at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, a cancer treatment center in Camperdown.

‘Another procedure done’: Olympic gold medallist Michael Klim, 43, revealed on Friday he’d had a cyst removed from his throat at a specialist cancer hospital in Sydney

‘Another procedure done this time to remove a cyst in my throat,’ Michael captioned one selfie.

‘Enjoying the pain relief!’ he added. 

The gold medallist, who shares three children with ex-wife Lindy Klim, appeared to be staying positive despite the surgery. 

Is everything okay? The Polish-born athlete shared a series of photos from his hospital bed while recovering at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, a cancer treatment center in Camperdown

Is everything okay? The Polish-born athlete shared a series of photos from his hospital bed while recovering at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, a cancer treatment center in Camperdown

'My nurse has arrived, I'm a lucky man': Michael is being supported by girlfriend Michelle Owen

‘My nurse has arrived’: Michael is being supported by his girlfriend, Michelle Owen

The father-of-three, who shares his children with ex-wife Lindy Klim, shared a video from his hospital bed showing the view from his window and of the machines. 

‘My view for the next day or so!’ he wrote. 

He also shared a video of his girlfriend Michelle Owen helping him drink through a straw, writing: ‘My nurse has arrived, I’m a lucky man.’

Michelle also shared a black and white photo of Michael in hospital and wrote: ‘Get well soon lover.’ 

'My view for the next day or so': The father-of-three, who shares his children with ex-wife Lindy Klim, shared a video from his hospital bed showing the view from his window and of the machines

‘My view for the next day or so’: The father-of-three, who shares his children with ex-wife Lindy Klim, shared a video from his hospital bed showing the view from his window and of the machines

'Lucky to have him in my life': Michael also shared a picture with a man who appears to be a nurse at the hospital

‘Lucky to have him in my life’: Michael also shared a picture with a man who appears to be a nurse at the hospital

Familiar face: Michael is pictured with his ex-wife Lindy Klim, a Balinese princess

Familiar face: Michael is pictured with his ex-wife Lindy Klim, a Balinese princess

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Michael and his management for comment, in relation to this story. 

In July last year, Michael was spotted walking on crutches. He broke his leg in January last year.  

Michael is one of Australia’s swimming greats, who famously won a gold medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. 

He retired from the pool in 2007, before announcing his return in 2011. But his bid for a comeback failed when he failed to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics. 

Swimming legend: Michael is one of Australia's swimming greats, who famously won a gold medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games

Swimming legend: Michael is one of Australia’s swimming greats, who famously won a gold medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games

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