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Rhod Gilbert admits stage four cancer is on his mind 24/7 in new update

Gregory Robinson

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Rhod Gilbert admits stage four cancer is on his mind 24/7 in new update

Rhod Gilbert has given fans an update on his cancer treatment.

The comedian, 54, announced his stage four cancer diagnosis in July 2022 after his pre-diagnosis symptoms worsened.

He told fans he would 'disappear for a while' as he underwent treatment at Velindre cancer centre in Wales, where he is also a patron.

Gilbert has now said cancer is on his mind '24/7' and that he is also 'really aware' of his mental health.

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Rhod Gilbert announced his cancer diagnosis in July 2022. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Rhod Gilbert announced his cancer diagnosis in July 2022. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Speaking to The Guardian, Gilbert shared: "It does feel weird. I don't know how much to talk about the cancer.

"I haven't really worked out what to say. I'm really aware of mental health now and I’m checking in with myself every day.

"I feel fine, weirdly. I’m happy, optimistic and hopeful that next year it’ll all come good."

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The former Never Mind the Buzzcocks presenter had to postpone his The Book of John Tour following his diagnosis but he is already thinking about future tours as well as the 'humour' in cancer.

He added: "When I get through this, the next show will be in a similar vein.

"The cancer is on my mind 24/7, but, when I'm well enough to write, I'm jotting down a few things. And there is humour in there, definitely."

The comedian has revealed he is 'optimistic' following cancer treatment. Credit: RhodBilbert/Facebook
The comedian has revealed he is 'optimistic' following cancer treatment. Credit: RhodBilbert/Facebook
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Gilbert, who also presented The Apprentice: You're Fired, believes he's winning his battle against cancer - which he has not specified. After undergoing after undergoing chemotherapy, radiation treatment and surgery, he is feeling better everyday and in December he said he feels 'optimistic'.

“I'm feeling good and feel like I'm recovering day-by-day," he shared with The Guardian.

In July 2022, he shared his diagnosis with fans in a Facebook post. He wrote: "As a proud patron of Velindre Cancer Centre, I've trekked the world, hosted chaotic quizzes and star-studded comedy nights.

"I've met and made friends with so many inspirational staff, patients and their families. It has been a huge part of my life for the last ten years.

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"So while I never imagined that I would be a patient here, I know better than anyone that I am in the best possible hands. The NHS care I'm receiving is incredible.

Gilbert had to postpone his tour. Credit: Steven May / Alamy Stock Photo
Gilbert had to postpone his tour. Credit: Steven May / Alamy Stock Photo

"I wouldn't wish this on anyone... but who knows, maybe I'll come out the other end with a new stand-up show and a 40 minute rant about orange squash."

The beloved comedian went on to thank everyone who has supported him in his battle with cancer so far.

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"Thank you everyone for your support over the last few weeks and months (and years)," he penned. "I’ll be disappearing for a while and won’t be commenting further, at least not for now, whilst I focus on my recovery. Rhod x".

If you have been affected by cancer, support is available from Cancer Research UK at 0808 800 4040.

Featured Image Credit: Rhod Gilbert/Facebook / Doug Peters / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Celebrity, Health

Gregory Robinson
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