Sue Perkins, the former Great British Bake Off host, has recounted the sad side effects of her benign brain tumour, which have left her “infuriated.”
The 54-year-old broadcaster and comedian was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour in her late thirties but finally publicised the diagnosis in 2015.
She previously stated that, although being ‘benign, so it’s not in and of itself a concerning issue,’ it caused ‘epic ruin’ in her life, and she has now provided an update on the consequences.
Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, Sue wrote: ‘My brain’s like a shaken snow-globe. All flurry and no settle.
‘I wish it had some dopamine in it – then I could focus and remember things and not be a scatty f**k.
‘I hate pituitary tumours and I’m sending love if you’ve got one in your head. They are infuriating.’
Sue was showered in love and support in the comments, one of which she replied to with: ‘Bless you. I’m fine. I am just tired of it today xx.’
She also stated that she takes dopamine medicine, which is used to treat Parkinson’s disease, according to the NHS.
Sue has previously spoken about ‘the small little rice-shaped item in my pituitary gland’ and how it led to a’very, very dark time’ for her.
Despite its benign nature, the cancer has rendered her infertile, which she describes as “very difficult” and a “bereavement.”
‘I literally destroyed my life from the inside out,’ she elsewhere told Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs presenter Kirsty Young in 2017.
‘I always like to think that I’m accountable for everything that I do, but I’ll never understand how I did some of the things I did.
‘I walked out of my life. I ended a relationship.’