Hairy Bikers' Dave Myers Shares Update On 'Painful' Chemotherapy Treatments
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Hairy Bikers' Dave Myers has given an update about his chemotherapy treatment.
Talented chef Dave, 64, opened up about his ongoing treatment after announcing his diagnosis in early May of this year.
While he's not specified his exact diagnosis, Dave has said the 'prognosis is okay' and is trying to keep upbeat.
As he told Kate Thornton on her podcast White Wine Question Time: "At the minute I'm going through treatment for cancer and it's like another chapter.
"I went to the doctors complaining of certain bits and bobs and the next thing I know I got a phone and told it's a tumour and I'm going to have chemotherapy.
"Fortunately, the chemo is working but it's the effect chemotherapy has on you. Every day is a school day."
Dave also spoke about some of the side effects he'd been experiencing, adding: "My eyes are sore because my eyelashes have fallen out – it's cr*p like that's really irritating.
"But I'm getting there. I've got to go in tomorrow for another lot. I'm just getting through it."
The TV chef went on to say that he wouldn't wish what he's going through on his 'worst enemy' before saying: "But when I get through this, I'll never whinge again about anything. I'm going to embrace life and everything it's got to offer.
"I can't eat garlic at the minute, smells are really acute, it's all gone belly up. I'm told it will come back."
This is particularly heartbreaking because fans of the Hairy Bikers will know how much they love a good bit of garlic.
Dave made the initial announcement about his diagnosis sat beside his best mate, and the other half of the Hairy Bikers, Si King, for their Agony Uncles podcast.
Telling fans about his diagnosis, Dave said: "Anyway Kingy, I've got to come clean now, I haven't been too well recently.
“And basically, I've got to have some chemo – you know all this anyway.
“So this year is going to be a bit quiet for me, I'm not going to be filming, some of the festivals I'm not going to be able to go to, some may be okay but this year's a bit of a write-off for us."
He went on to say: "I have had to speak up about this because I don't want to hide under a rock.
“But I would love it if people respected my privacy and just let me get on with it and give Si and our team all the support they need, that would be great.
"But look, the prognosis is okay, I'm going to be fine."
We're wishing Dave a very speedy recovery.