Comedian Rod Gilbert ‘returned’ to his old self after cancer treatment

Comedian Rod Gilbert 'returned' to his old self after cancer treatment

Comedian Lord Gilbert admitted he was frustrated with being diagnosed with cancer after years of cancer fundraising, but after treatment he said, I’m back,” he admitted.

The 54-year-old Welshman announced in July that he had stage 4 cancer and was being treated at Cardiff’s Velindor Cancer Centre.

Appearing in a video message for Channel 4’s National Comedy Awards in support of Stand Up to Cancer, Gilbert revealed that his cancer is in his head and neck, but he has big recovery goals that he’s working towards. I made it clear that I am working on it.

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Lord Gilbert is a regular visitor at the Velindor Cancer Center where he was treated (Ian West/PA)

While in this position, he hosted comedy nights, hosted quizzes, and participated in five fundraising efforts around the world to raise money for the Center.

He jokingly said: Apparently not.

“Obviously, you have the same chance of getting cancer even if you spend your time raising money for cancer hospitals. rice field.

He revealed he was in Cuba for a cancer center fundraiser when the first lump appeared on his neck, but before that he had been “suffering” for some time with another pain.

“I had a sore throat, couldn’t speak or breathe, had postponed and canceled tour shows, had terrible cramps in my face, and had pretty tense muscles,” he explained.

“[We]couldn’t get to the bottom of it. A biopsy of this lump in my neck showed that I had something called head and neck cancer. Cancer of the head sounds pretty serious. I was.

“So before I knew it, I had surgery. I had radiation and chemotherapy sessions every day.”

Nonetheless, the comedian described his treatment as “perfect” and said he was “coming back” to his former self as his facial hair regrows, his voice returns to normal and the weight has returned. .

His recovery goal is to lead the cancer center’s next fundraiser to Morocco, revealing it to reach the Atlas Mountains, the highest in North Africa.

“That’s my goal. I’m a little far from it at the moment, but I’m feeling optimistic. And weirdly, I’m feeling really happy and really positive,” he said.

“And some would say it makes a difference. I’m sure. Some would say it’s a first for nothing. I’m not exactly known for that.”

Gilbert recently postponed a series of January tour shows to the summer after discovering he needed additional surgery for gallstones and a recurring gallbladder infection.

Over the years, he has made regular guest appearances on shows such as Wood I Lie To You?, QI, Mock The Week, and hosted Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 2014-2015. rice field.

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