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The Chase star Paul Sinha can no longer drive or dance due to Parkinson's

The Chase star Paul Sinha can no longer drive or dance due to Parkinson's

The Chase's Paul Sinha has revealed how his Parkinson's diagnosis means he can no longer drive or dance.

The Chase star Paul Sinha has revealed he can no longer drive or even dance due to his Parkinson's disease diagnosis.

Back in 2019, Sinha revealed he has Parkinson's disease, sharing the news in a Tweet with a link to a blog post that went into more detail surrounding his diagnosis.

Paul Sinha announced his Parkinson's diagnosis in 2019.
Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

The Chaser revealed how the diagnosis was initially 'devastating', but how he felt 'far more prepared' for the challenges that awaited him.

Part of his lengthy statement read: "It was a devastating denouement to a medical odyssey that began in September 2017 with a sudden-onset, frozen right shoulder, and took in an unexpected diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, a lifestyle transformation that enabled me to lose two stone, and a shoulder operation in January this year.

"With the diagnosis now confirmed, and a treatment plan in place, I now feel far more prepared for the new challenges ahead. I have an amazing family, no strangers to serious medical illness, I'm blessed to have a fiancé who is there for me, and I have a multitude of friends and colleagues whom I consider to be exceptional human beings.

"I don't consider myself unlucky, and whatever the next stage of my life holds for me, many others have it far worse."

In a later interview, Sinha admitted to having concerns when he started to notice he was getting quiz questions incorrect he would have previously known.

"Every time I get a question wrong in a quiz that I used to know the answer to, I think, 'Should I be worried?'" the TV personality told the Radio Times in 2021.

The Chase star has said he doesn't want people feeling sorry for him.
ITV

Two years later, to the present day, Sinha is once more opening up on how the devastating disease is impacting his life.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, the quizzer said: "My Parkinson's means I can't dance anymore. I couldn't do 'Strictly' or anything like that. And I don't drive anymore.

"Everything is slower in general. To go to an event, I have to wake up an hour earlier than I otherwise would have done."

The Chase star also admits to relying on his husband, Oliver Levy, a lot more than in the past.

Sinha says it takes him a lot longer to complete simple tasks like getting dressed, but he doesn't want people to feel sorry for him.

"With the pandemic and social media, you are constantly aware that other people are having harder lives than you are," the Chaser added.

While Sinha does everything he can to improve his 'quality of life', he has already accepted that life will eventually get tougher in the future.

But for now, he wants to continue on the likes of The Chase and doesn't want to 'vanish'.

Good on you, Paul!

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Topics: Health, TV and Film, The Chase, Celebrity