The Chase’s Paul Sinha has encouraged his fans to come and watch his stand-up by way of supporting as he battles Parkinson’s disease.
The quizzer announced he had been diagnosed with the illness, a condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over time, two years ago and has been staying positive.
‘Since 2019’s diagnosis, there has been an outpouring of kindness from the public and it is much appreciated,’ Paul wrote in a thread posted on social media.
‘Many strangers have asked, “what can we do to help?” The most truthful answer is….. see me as a comedian as well as a Chaser.’
Paul went on to explain: ‘I don’t have a bucket list as such. I’ve seen places, I’ve done things. I might one day see the Iguazu Falls but my happiness is not dependent on it.’
He continued: ‘My happiness depends on doing the things I love for as long as possible. Comedy and quizzing. And I am about to start re-touring my boldest, most ambitious and personal show.’
Paul kicks off his tour, titled Hazy Little Thing Called Love, this month and will play a number of gigs until November.
The funnyman has 12 performances left in a range of locations across the country, including Margate, Glasgow and Southport.
Last year, Paul said he felt a ‘sense of relief’ after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Appearing on Loose Women, he said he had been suffering from a sudden on-set of a frozen right shoulder, telling the panellists that, at first, ‘not one of my medical friends who saw my shoulder thought anything was going on.’
However, as it failed to get better, he explained he ‘absolutely’ knew there was something more serious going on.
‘There was a sense of relief that it wasn’t anything worse,’ he pointed out.
Asked if he worries about his brain power deteroriating, Paul responded: ‘How could I not worry?’
Staying positive, he went on to add: ‘I won’t let the disease dictate how I live my life.’
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