A spokesperson for The Office of Rabbi Sacks issued the following statement on 15th October 2020:
“Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks has been recently diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing treatment to aid his recovery. He remains positive and upbeat and will now spend a period of time focused on the treatment he is receiving from his excellent medical team. He is looking forward to returning to his work as soon as possible. For those who wish to include Rabbi Sacks in their prayers and thoughts, his Hebrew name is HaRav Ya’akov Zvi ben Liba.” We wish R’ Sacks a complete Refuah and hope to hear Besuros Tovos in the near future!