People hail Chris Kamara as an inspiration after documentary
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Chris Kamara has been branded an 'inspiration' after his documentary aired last night (14 December).
Earlier this year, the former footballer revealed that he had been diagnosed with a condition called apraxia of speech.
According to the NHS, it causes a person to find it difficult to pronounce words correctly and consistently, and can also affect the speed with which someone can talk.
And in new documentary Chris Kamara: Lost for Words, Kamara opened up about how the condition has impacted his life and how he's been coping with it.
Prior to his diagnosis, Kammy, as he's known, worked as a football pundit and commentator on Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday.
The 64-year-old would either travel the country, going to live football matches and offering hilarious updates to the host Jeff Stelling, or would be sat in the studio with a bunch of ex-players to discuss the weekend's games.
However, as time went on, Kammy found it increasingly difficult to do his job.
Speaking in the documentary, he said: "I continued doing programmes and, all of a sudden, people are tweeting me or asking my friends, ‘Is he OK? Is something wrong with him? Is he drunk? He’s slurring his words, he sounds slow'.
"That’s eventually where my good mate here [Ben Shephard] got me to spill the beans on [Good Morning Britain]."
Speaking to Stelling, Kammy said: "The last day at Rotherham was the end of me. I can’t do this anymore."
Since the doc aired, people have come out to praise Kammy for his bravery in speaking so candidly about his condition.
One viewer wrote: "You know how much love there is for you Kammy, and I am sure that will help drive you forward in raising awareness for #apraxia Keep being the inspiration you are."
Another said: "Kris, my daughter was born with verbal dyspraxia. Thank you so much for helping to raise awareness of this condition. You are an inspiration."
"Feeling emotional watching Chris Kamara, he’s so brave sharing his story," put a third.
"Keep going kammy you got this. Also everyone needs a mate like Ben Shepard #lostforwords."
While another added: "Very moving programme about Chris Kamara’s apraxia diagnosis and his battle with it.
"You’re an inspiration & a top man @chris_kammy. Keep going mate."
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