'AHS' Creator Ryan Murphy Announces His 5-Year-Old Son Is 'Cancer Free'

Gary Trock

Ryan Murphy made a big announcement about his son's health, and unlike his horror stories, this one has a happy ending.

On Friday the "American Horror Story" co-creator was speaking during Variety's "Power of Women" event, and according to PEOPLE, told the crowd his 5-year-old son, Ford, is "cancer free."

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Murphy and husband, photographer David Miller, have two children together; 7-year-old Logan and Ford.

During a checkup when he was 3, doctors discovered an irregularity in Ford that was later diagnosed as neuroblastoma.

While presenting an award to Dana Walden, who was honored for her work with the UCLA Jonson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Murphy detailed the extensive treatment his son endured.

"Ford went through a six-hour surgery and years of intense exams which required hours and hours of anesthesia," he explained.

Murphy added, "I am so proud to proclaim that he is cancer free."

Last year, Murphy revealed his son's battle with cancer in an emotional post on Instagram and explained how far the young boy had come since first being diagnosed.

He also announced a donation to Children's Hospital Los Angeles for a wing in Ford's name, where he received treatment.

"Today at the hospital we are donating a wing in tribute to Ford and our family is making a gift of $10 million dollars so that other children can experience the love and care of this exceptional facility. No child is turned away at Children’s Hospital. We are so honored and lucky to contribute, and encourage everybody who can to do the same."

Murphy is best known for co-creating "American Horror Story" alongside Gwyneth Paltrow's husband, Brad Falchuk.

He also co-created the Netflix comedy-drama, "The Politician."