The Chase star Paul Sinha gave an update on his battle against Parkinson’s disease saying he is “fighting as hard as ever”.
Paul Sinha was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder in May 2019 and will shed more light on how he is doing on this week’s episode of ITV’s Loose Men – which will feature an all-male panel to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.
Parkinson’s causes the brain to become progressively damaged over many years and symptoms can include involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body (tremor), along with slow movement and stiff and inflexible muscles.
“I have Parkinson’s. It is a tough call, and it will get tougher for me”, Paul Sinha.
“For that reason, when I’m out and about, I try even harder to look my best. I want people to know that I am not vanishing, I’m still fighting as hard as ever.”
“It was a little nerve-wracking, but so is any new experience. I was made to feel at home though,” he said, adding that he was thrilled the show continued to smash the stigma around talking about men’s mental and physical health.”
“It’s important for everyone, not just men, to realize that however hard we try, we are not perfect, either physically or mentally.”
“Traditionally, men have been discouraged to seek help, by believing that it’s a sign of weakness.”
“But in all walks of life, a problem shared is a problem halved; or at the very least reduced. I hope that the message is getting through, but if it isn’t, I’d like to do my bit to help,” the 52-year-old comedian added.