Paul Sinha has given fans a light-hearted update on living with Parkinson’s, just over a year after he revealed the diagnosis to followers.
Also known as The Sinnerman on The Chase, Paul, 49, joked with fans: ‘Thanks to Parkinson’ s my eating is increasingly clumsy, but I try hard not to get a chip on my shoulder. ’
Fans appreciated Paul’s humorous update, writing: ‘If you are that clumsy can you plaice another chip on the other shoulder! Great to see a person keeping the humour up at such a horrible time. ’
Others added: ‘Keep battling on Paul, best wishes’ and ‘hey a genuine lol. snorted and everything. ’
Paul, who used to work as a doctor, revealed he had the degenerative illness in June 2019 after he Googled his symptoms before getting a diagnosis.
He told the I: ‘I had been suffering from a frozen shoulder since September 2017. I’d seen a specialist who was convinced he could cure it, but nothing seemed to work.
‘The next day in a cab I decided to Google the words “frozen shoulder” and “Parkinson’s”. And I knew I had Parkinson’s. ’
He underwent MRI scans to confirm his own diagnosis, and has kept enthusiasts up to date on how he’s been doing since.
In January he revealed that he had used the experience to push the envelope when it comes to his stand-up material.
He explained to the Telegraph: ‘There’s a fire and ferocity about the material because I’m going for laughs in some pretty bleak places.
‘The thing that has changed most since the diagnosis, is that I’ve lost my fear. I’ve always been one of those comics who doesn’t say much on panel shows because I’m terrified of saying the wrong thing or offending the wrong person.
‘But now, I’ve lost all that. I have got the exaggerated carpe diem that a lot of people get with their diagnosis. ’
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