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Hairy Bikers' Dave Myers says he's lost iconic beard in cancer update

Shola Lee

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Hairy Bikers' Dave Myers says he's lost iconic beard in cancer update

Hairy Bikers' Dave Myers has said that he misses his signature beard after having chemotherapy.

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.

Dave has been pretty open with fans since revealing his diagnosis in May and he made the initial announcement on his Agony Uncles podcast with fellow Hairy Biker and best pal, Si King.

Dave shared the update on his podcast. Credit: Guy Bell / Alamy Stock Photo
Dave shared the update on his podcast. Credit: Guy Bell / Alamy Stock Photo

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.

Dave shared an update about his iconic beard. Credit: Mark Thomas / Alamy Stock Photo
Dave shared an update about his iconic beard. Credit: Mark Thomas / Alamy Stock Photo

“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."

Since then, fans have poured in with support for the famous chef and on a recent episode of the podcast he shared an update with fans, explaining how he missed his famous facial hair: "I just miss having my beard, the feeling of it, because your skin's different and all peachy."

He went on to add: "I'm missing my beard, but doing alright. I was born with that beard."

Dave's best mate Si King also updated fans recently. Credit: P Tomlins / Alamy Stock Photo
Dave's best mate Si King also updated fans recently. Credit: P Tomlins / Alamy Stock Photo

Still, the talented chef is hanging in there, with Si saying recently at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival: "I just wanted to say, from Dave and I, thank you so so very much for all of the goodwill and support, all the messages really do not go unnoticed.

"He's doing canny but as you appreciate he's right in the trenches of it all at the minute but he's getting there, thank God."

Here's hoping Dave has a quick recovery.

If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact Macmillan’s Cancer Support Line on 0808 808 00 00, 8am–8pm seven days a week 

Featured Image Credit: Dave Myers/LANDMARK MEDIA/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Celebrity, News, Food And Drink, Cancer, UK News

Shola Lee
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