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Amir Khan, 34, is quizzed by fans as he appears to jump the queue to get his Covid vaccine

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Amir Khan is facing questions about how he managed to jump the queue to get his coronavirus vaccination. 

The former world champion boxer, 34, revealed on Wednesday that he has received his Covid jab by posting a picture on social media.  

‘Finally got my Covid vaccine. Feel fantastic #Staysafe #nhs #nhsstaff #thankyou,’ he wrote alongside the photo of him about to get his jab from a nurse.

Khan’s post led to questions from fans about how he get his coronavirus vaccination early when the UK’s rollout only expanded to the over 60s at the end of February. 

MailOnline was told by Khan’s father Shah, that he was able to get the vaccine after approaching his doctor and explaining that he is visiting his mother, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Amir Khan, 34, has been questioned after receiving his coronavirus vaccination early

Amir Khan, 34, has been questioned after receiving his coronavirus vaccination early

Amir Khan, 34, has been questioned after receiving his coronavirus vaccination early

MailOnline was told by Khan's father that the former boxing champion got his vaccine after expalining to his doctor he was visiting his mother, Falak, 54, who has pancreatic cancer

MailOnline was told by Khan's father that the former boxing champion got his vaccine after expalining to his doctor he was visiting his mother, Falak, 54, who has pancreatic cancer

MailOnline was told by Khan’s father that the former boxing champion got his vaccine after expalining to his doctor he was visiting his mother, Falak, 54, who has pancreatic cancer

Speaking to MailOnline, Shah said: ‘Obviously Amir’s mother is very sick and he spends time around her so he, and even I and the rest of the family have had our shots.

‘He’s not a carer for her but he spends time with her. I don’t know the ins and outs but I know he approached his doctor and explained the situation.’ 

Hundreds of people of social media replied to Khan’s post, asking how a 34-year-old professional athlete was able to jump the queue.

‘How did you get it so soon at your age?’ one person wrote.

‘What? A healthy young man before 55 year olds? Nice one,’ another added. 

Khan, who has been out of the ring since the summer of 2019, revealed to his 1.3 million Instagram followers back in January that his mother, Falak, 54. had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The Bolton fighter wrote: ‘My dear mum has been diagnosed with pancreas cancer, stage 4. Today she’s feeling a lot better and stronger. Please keep her in your prayers.’

The former super lightweight unified champion has received backlash over the past 12 months for his failure to abide by lockdown rules.

Hundreds of people were quick to ask on social media how Khan managed to get the vaccination early

Hundreds of people were quick to ask on social media how Khan managed to get the vaccination early

Hundreds of people were quick to ask on social media how Khan managed to get the vaccination early

Last month, Khan flouted Covid laws after making a 230-mile round trip from his Bolton home to visit an upmarket restaurant in Coventry.

It marked just the latest in a series of lockdown breaches by Khan, who lives in a £1.2 million mansion in Bolton with his wife Faryal, 29 and their three children.

In December, he was photographed embracing Cristiano Ronaldo at a football awards ceremony in Dubai days after meeting a senior politician in Pakistan who had tested positive for coronavirus.

Under the rules, Khan should have been maintaining a two-metre distance and wearing a face mask wherever possible while those exhibiting symptoms are required to get a test.

Khan and Faryal’s trip to Pakistan and Dubai over Christmas and New Year was already controversial after she was criticised for travelling abroad despite experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. 

Prior to leaving the UK, a surprise birthday party was also held for Khan with at least 18 people in a luxurious mansion while last May – at the height of the pandemic – he also hosted a family birthday party for his six-year-old daughter with at least nine relatives in attendance.  

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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