Joe Simpson gets support from Instagram followers after sharing message about cancer

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Joe Simpson broke his silence following news that he was recovering from prostate cancer.

On Thursday night, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson's father posted a photo on Instagram with the message: "Cancer, the dream killer."

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"Praying for you Joe," one of his followers commented on the post.

"You got this!" another fan remarked.

Earlier this week, Joe's rep confirmed to ET that he had surgery after being diagnosed with prostate cancer two months ago. "This is a blessing in disguise for Joe," a source close to Joe, 58, told ET on Monday. "It has opened his eyes to eating healthier and exercising. This diagnosis has brought Joe and his family together and reminded him that what matters most is family."

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Jessica Simpson is seen on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen going to dinner in the East Village on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Jessica Simpson is seen at LAX on April 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Jessica Simpson is seen at LAX on April 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Actress Jessica Simpson is seen on April 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Jessica Simpson is seen at JFK on October 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Jessica Simpson is seen on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Jessica Simpson attends the 2016 FFANY Shoes On Sale Gala Fundraiser hosted by QVC at The Waldorf Astoria on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Eric Johnson (L) and fashion designer Jessica Simpson leave their Noho hotel on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen at La Guardia Airport on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0324 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jessica Simpson during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 8, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Jessica Simpson attends Jessica Simpson and Mike Gansmoe ring the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Singer/fashion designer Jessica Simpson poses for photographs after ringing the New York Stock Exchange opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen out in Manhattan on September 09, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jessica Simpson attends Jessica Simpson Collection Presentation Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen out in Manhattan on September 09, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Jessica Simpson Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon')
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson attend Jessica Simpson Collection - Presentation - Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
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As for Jessica and Ashlee, the source said the sisters were "devastated at the initial diagnosis," but have since rallied behind their dad. "They are being positive, uplifting forces for him and are helping him get through this," the source added. "With Joe's faith in God and his family's support, he knows he will come out of this strong."

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