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Paul Sinha Hula Hoops And Says 'F*** Parkinson's'

Paul Sinha Hula Hoops And Says 'F*** Parkinson's'

The Chase star Paul Sinha has been using his lockdown time to practise his hula-hooping skills.

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The comedian shared a video of him showing some pretty strong moves, proving he is not letting his Parkinson's diagnosis stop him from staying active.

Sharing the clip to his Twitter account, the 49-year-old wrote: "F**k Parkinson's."

Surprised by his own abilities, Paul can be heard saying in the clip: "What's happening? I've never been able to do this before."

Since posting the video, fans have piled into the comments to share their support for the Chase star.

One follower wrote: "I can't stop watching this. You're a champion at hula-hooping, Paul."

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A second commented: "Not your intention I know but damn that's inspiring."

A third said: "Great stuff! You managed 34 seconds of hoola-ing longer than I've ever been able to."

While another added: "Yes @paulsinha! Great work! I'm in total admiration, I've never been able to hula hoop. You've nailed it there!"

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The comedian said 'F**k Parkinson's' as he hula-hooped. Credit: Twitter
The comedian said 'F**k Parkinson's' as he hula-hooped. Credit: Twitter

Last year, Paul announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a condition that affects the nervous system and hinders movement.

In a blog post, Sinha explained the news was initially 'devastating', but later felt 'far more prepared' for the challenges that await him.

He wrote at the time: "On the evening of Thursday May 30th, an experienced consultant neurologist calmly informed me that I had Parkinson's disease.

"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.

"Nonetheless my reaction was not one of shock. I spent May this year in New Zealand simultaneously having the comedy month of my life, and worrying about why a right-sided limp was now getting worse.

Paul was diagnosed with the disease last year. Credit: PA
Paul was diagnosed with the disease last year. Credit: PA

"Behind the facade of the cheerful, late night comedy festival drunk was a man deeply scared about facing the truth when back in the UK.

"It has been a really, really tough two weeks. Cancelling my run at the Edinburgh Fringe, missing the World Quizzing Championships to have brain scans, performing club sets whilst emotionally bewildered, and of course working my way through my loved ones, delivering the bad news.

"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 the time since my Parkinson's started I have been ludicrously busy, and fully intend to keep Chasing, keep writing and performing comedy, keep quizzing and keep being hopeless at Tasks. Dancing on Ice is, I suspect, out of the question.

"A lot of people have asked 'What can I do to help?' The answer is to treat me exactly the same as before."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Paul Sinha

Topics: UK News, Interesting, Health

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]