Hairy Bikers’ star Dave Myers says he’s having to relearn to walk properly following chemotherapy
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Hairy Bikers' star Dave Myers has opened on his chemotherapy journey, revealing that he had to relearn to walk properly again.
The 65-year-old was diagnosed with cancer last year, though he has never revealed publicly what type of cancer he has.
As a result, Myers took a break from filming, though he was able to take part for a 'joyous' new series.
In a recent interview, Myers has said that his cancer is not spreading, and he plans to return to work on the show in May.
Speaking on the How to Be 60 podcast, the Hairy Bikers star said: "I'm still having chemotherapy, but what I'm finding out now is you have to live with the cancer.
"It's like a diabetic who needs insulin and constant care. That's the state I'm in now.
"By God, the chemotherapy doesn’t half age you quickly.
"Because your balance goes, so for someone with a motorbike that’s a disaster and my walking has been affected quite a lot, really."
He continued: "But I'm going to go back to film this May, and we're going to film around the chemo. That's just the way it is really.
"One doesn't have an option at the minute. All I can say is it's not spreading and I'm holding my own OK. So, I'm very grateful for that.
"Sometimes I feel fine and other times I just need to go to bed. Then I kind of sleep it off, a bit like a bad hangover."
The much-loved veteran TV presenter then went on to talk about the debilitating condition chemotherapy left him in.
While some of the most common side effects from chemotherapy include fatigue and being sick, Myers was left struggling to walk. The TV star even touched on how this affected his mental health.
"I really have no symptoms of the cancer, it's the chemotherapy," he said.
"It's neuropathy in your feet, so it's hard to stand. So, I've had to learn to walk again properly.
"It's a funny thing chemotherapy, it's one of life's great levellers."
He continued: "It doesn't matter if you're on the telly or on the dole, if you get that then you're in the s***. And sometimes the chemo does make you depressed.
"It's a type of chemical depression, and that's really hard, because everyone is telling you to be positive, but when the chemistry in your body is not telling you that story, that's harsh.
"Hopefully there will be more positive chapters beyond this."
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Topics: Health, TV and Film, Cancer