A man who proposed to his girlfriend after being told he had just weeks to live stunned wedding guests by announcing he had been misdiagnosed with terminal cancer.
Fit and healthy Jack Kane, 23, was left devastated when he started suffering from back pain and was told by medics he had a deadly tumour on his spine.
The accounts manager, of Billingham, on Teesside, decided to propose to his girlfriend of three years Emma, also 23, in a race against time to get married before he died.
However, just three days before the wedding, a doctor at James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, told Jack that he wasn't terminally ill after all and was actually suffering from a rare yet treatable neurological condition called Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO).
Jack, who was afraid of jinxing the good news, waited until the wedding, on October 23, to announce to 130 guests "I'm not terminal".
Jack originally went to the doctor's suffering from back and leg pain in August but tests proved inconclusive.
He was admitted to the North Tees hospital when an MRI scan appeared to reveal he had tumour on his upper spine.
He was transferred to the James Cook Hospital where on Friday, October 13 Jack and Emma were given the devastating news that the cancer was terminal and that he had just weeks left.
However, just eight days later, on October 20, medics told Jack that they had made a mistake and he was suffering from the little-known condition NMO, which causes inflammation of the spine and optic nerve.
He is now undergoing extreme rehabilitation to strengthen his legs and it is hoped he will be back home in a month.
The couple had a small wedding with family and friends at the James Cook before going on to a reception at the Synthonia Suites in Billingham, where Jack revealed the astonishing news.