That picture of Jessica Simpson’s daddy Papa Joe Simpson was taken about two months ago, and he has many reasons to be smiling. One, he’s holding what looks like a really fun present. Two, he knows how good he looks in that duochrome blouse and coordinating plaid duster vest. Three, because he was winning the battle against cancer.
Back in November, Papa Joe’s reps confirmed he had been treated for prostate cancer. Papa Joe made an appearance at the Freedom United Foundation Presents Art With a Cause event last Thursday night, and he told UsWeekly that he’s in the clear.
“I’m coming back!” he exclusively told Us at the party. “I went from Stage IV to cancer free! I feel good,” he said. “I beat it. I have zero cancer!”
Papa Joe reportedly finished cancer treatments in the middle of March, and at the time a source was saying the cancer had gone away.
One of UsWeekly’s sources claimed that his diagnosis reunited Papa Joe with his family (apparently Jessica and Ashlee Simpson weren’t that close with Ol’ PJ in the past few years). So it’s nice that he was given a new chapter with Jessica and Ashlee. And I’m glad to hear Papa Joe is all good now, and that’s he’s coming back. He deserves a comeback! And maybe I’m saying that for selfish reasons. I recently listened to A Public Affair, which lead me down a shame hole to Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya), and I was like “Okay, more please.” If anyone can influence Jessica and Ashlee that they’ve got the voices and stage presence to record new music, it’s charismatic taste maker Papa Joe.