Joe Exotic reveals ‘aggressive’ cancer diagnosis, wants prison release

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Joe Exotic — the erstwhile prima of Netflix’s “Tiger King” true-crime bid present successful situation for a murder-for-hire crippled against his rival — says his prostate crab has taken a crook for the worse.

The locked-up erstwhile zookeeper, 58, whose afloat sanction is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, revealed the results of a caller biopsy successful a tweet Wednesday.

“Doctors called maine successful contiguous to interruption the quality that my prostate biopsy came backmost with an assertive cancer,” helium tweeted portion referring to chap “Tiger King” prima Carole Baskin.

“Carole volition person her ain enactment implicit this!” the tweet continued. “Say a supplication everyone & beryllium my voice.”

Maldonado-Passage, 58, is presently serving 22 years successful situation for orchestrating a botched murder-for-hire crippled to termination Baskin. Prosecutors said helium paid a antheral $3,000 to termination Baskin successful Florida successful 2017. He was besides convicted of aggregate wildlife violations related to sidesplitting 5 tigers, selling tiger cubs and falsifying records.

An Oct. 27 unfastened missive written by Maldonado-Passage said helium wasn’t looking for pity.

Joe Exotic announced implicit    his Instagram that his prostate crab  has returned successful  an adjacent    much  assertive  form.Joe Exotic announced implicit his Instagram that his prostate crab has returned successful an adjacent much assertive form.Instagram
Joe Exotic was recovered  blameworthy  successful  a murder-for-hire crippled   against known rival  Carol Baskin. Joe Exotic was recovered blameworthy successful a murder-for-hire crippled against known rival Carol Baskin. Santa Rosa County Jail via AP, File
Joe Exotic has pleaded with some  President Joe Biden and erstwhile  President Donald Trump to beryllium  pardoned. Exotic has pleaded with some President Biden and erstwhile President Trump to beryllium pardoned. Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File

“What I request is the satellite to beryllium my dependable to beryllium released,” helium wrote. “They person the impervious I did not bash this and determination is nary crushed for the US Attorney to resistance this retired truthful I tin spell location and get attraction connected my ain and bask what beingness I person lefty with my loved ones.”

“Say a supplication please,” the missive concluded. “Be my dependable please.”

An lawyer for Maldonado-Passage, John Phillips, confirmed the diagnosis.

Joe Exotic besides  released the quality    done  a handwritten enactment      explaining that helium  had spoken with his doctors connected  November 3, 2021.Maldonado-Passage besides broke the quality with a handwritten enactment explaining that helium had spoken with his doctors connected November 3, 2021.Instagram

“He and I spoke Monday with some of america successful tears astatine a point,” Phillips tweeted. “He needs state by truthful galore definitions and we are [diligently] moving towards that.”

Phillips said he’s consulting experts regarding the disgraced zookeeper’s aesculapian and ineligible issues.

“More coming soon,” Phillips tweeted Thursday.

Maldonado-Passage announced successful May that helium had prostate crab portion calling connected President Biden to merchandise him connected compassionate grounds. Phillips told The Post astatine the clip that helium had not been diagnosed and was awaiting the results of a biopsy.

The 2nd play of “Tiger King” is acceptable to debut connected Netflix connected Nov. 17 and Baskin is suing the streaming service, demanding that footage of her beryllium removed. She wants a justice to artifact footage of her and her Big Cat Rescue enactment successful the upcoming episodes.

Baskin told Page Six successful May she ne'er agreed to beryllium a portion of the 2nd season.

“I told [producers] to suffer my number,” she said. “Fool maine once, shame connected you, fool maine twice, shame connected me.”

Maldonado-Passage has repeatedly accused Baskin of murdering her ex-husband, Don Lewis, successful 1997, but she has denied those claims and has ne'er been named a fishy successful his death.

Along with the murder-for-hire charge, Joe Exotic was besides  convicted of aggregate  wildlife violations related to sidesplitting  5  tigers, selling tiger cubs and falsifying records.Along with the murder-for-hire charge, Joe Exotic was besides convicted of aggregate wildlife violations related to sidesplitting 5 tigers, selling tiger cubs and falsifying records.Netflix US/AFP via Getty Images

Maldonado-Passage, meanwhile, is owed to beryllium re-sentenced following a tribunal bid successful July. His due sentencing scope should person been betwixt 17 ½ to conscionable nether 22 years, the sheet wrote, not conscionable nether 22 years to 27 years successful prison.