'Deadliest Catch’ Star ‘Wild’ Bill Wichrowski Gets Honest About Cancer Battle
Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

'Deadliest Catch’ Star ‘Wild’ Bill Wichrowski Gets Honest About Cancer Battle

Deadliest Catch star "Wild" Bill Wichrowski is getting real about his recent cancer diagnosis. The captain revealed that doctors diagnosed him with prostate cancer. Wichrowski decided to open up about his cancer diagnosis in the hopes of raising awareness and saving other people's lives.

"If I can help save one or two people on this planet, that's a good thing," said Captain "Wild" Bill Wichrowski on The Deadliest Catch Season 20 preview. The doctor warned about the seriousness of Wichrowski's cancer diagnosis. While prostate cancers can be slow-growing, it appears that Wichrowski has a more aggressive form of cancer. A doctor also warned that Wichrowski needed to get treatment as soon as possible.

He said, "You do have prostate cancer, and it needs to be treated right away." Wichrowski mans The Summer Bay. The captain has been forced to balance his cancer battle with his desire to be at sea. The captain said, "The next 4, 6, 8 months is not going to be pleasant." He also discussed his difficulties related to treatment. He also wrote on social media, "My Cancer numbers are good. No energy from hormones but looks like on the back side of it for now."

'Deadliest Catch' Captain Opens Up

The Deadliest Catch captain said he refuses to let cancer stop him from living his life. "When I heard it," Wichrowski says of the diagnosis, "one of the things I thought was, 'You know what? I'm not going to stop [fishing]. I'm going to keep going until I actually can't.' How many people get diagnosed with this and they just shut down and crawl into a shell? And it just makes it worse."

The captain will also continue to run The Summer Bay. He will be out there with the rest of them on the Bering Sea.

"I'll be honest. It's kind of weird to put [the diagnosis] out there to the public. I'll explain to people what happens as it goes...I'm willing to put it out there to let people see the journey in hopes of convincing some people to get tested," he also said. "When you tell them you want to go to the Bering Sea when you've started treatment, they look at you like you've lost your mind. I don't know how I'm going to feel. But, I'm here."