The Chase star Paul Sinha throws support behind Rhod Gilbert after health update

The Chase star Paul Sinha has offered support to his fellow comedian Rhod Gilbert after the Welsh comic revealed he was receiving treatment for cancer.

Rhod took to his Facebook page to confirm the news, though he hasn't revealed what type of cancer he is battling.

He is currently fundraising for the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, where he is receiving treatment.

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Hundreds of comments from colleagues and fans poured in after the news broke, with Paul adding to them on social media.

He tweeted: "All the best to Rhod Gilbert, a simply brilliant man."

Both men have crossed paths on many occasions around the circuit. Both have appeared on the likes of Taskmaster as well as performing at the famous Edinburgh Fringe festival.

And Paul has been going through his own health battle after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in May 2019.

Rhod broke the news to his fans on Thursday evening.

He wrote on Facebook: "As a proud patron of Velindre Cancer Centre, I’ve trekked the world, hosted chaotic quizzes and star-studded comedy nights.

"I’ve met and made friends with so many inspirational staff, patients and their families. It has been a huge part of my life for the last ten years.

"So while I never imagined that I would be a patient here, I know better than anyone that I am in the best possible hands. The NHS care I’m receiving is incredible.

"I wouldn't wish this on anyone… but who knows, maybe I'll come out the other end with a new stand-up show and a 40 minute rant about orange squash."

The star went on to confirm that he'll be taking a break from the showbiz scene while continuing his treatment path, signing off with the words: "Thank you everyone for your support over the last few weeks and months (and years).

"I’ll be disappearing for a while and won’t be commenting further, at least not for now, whilst I focus on my recovery. Rhod x".


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