Rhod Gilbert shares an update with fans after being diagnosed with stage four cancer

Rhod Gilbert shared an update on his cancer treatment for concerned fans.

The 53-year-old Welsh stand-up comedian gave an update on his cancer diagnosis in July and an update on his recovery in an interview earlier this week.

He said he was being treated at Velindre Cancer Center in Cardiff and would be “going away for a while” to focus on treatment.

In a post on his Facebook page on Thursday (December 15), Gilbert wrote: “A big thank you to everyone who has reached out to you; Reading all of your messages of support was a welcome distraction and really lifted me up. thank you

“There’s been a lot of material in the press lately, so I thought I’d clear up any confusion; My cancer diagnosis occurred earlier this year (it’s not a new development).”

“I have since had surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy at Velindre Cancer Center and UHW, Cardiff,” he added.

“Thanks to her tireless dedication and incredible care and the many wonderful support from friends, family and all of you. I’m resting well, laughing a lot and feeling happy and positive; we are all optimistic that I will get through this.

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Gilbert said he’s “making plans for 2023 so look to this space for info on the comedy stuff; There was a lot of laughter at odd points, so I won’t be short on material.”

Earlier this week, Gilbert announced to his fans that he was diagnosed with stage four cancer and shared some of his early symptoms.

During a recent interview with BBC Radio Wales, he said: “I had a terrible sore throat, tightness in the neck. I had to cancel shows because I couldn’t breathe.

“I had all kinds of problems and we couldn’t get to the bottom of it.

“It turns out I have stage four cancer,” Gilbert said. “I caught Covid on that walk too. I came home from a Velindre fundraiser with cancer and Covid… the irony of that! I left Velindre as a patron and came home as a patient.”

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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