TalkTV and presenter James Whale has revealed he has just months to live due to terminal cancer.
The radio presenter announced he was dying of the disease in a speech at the British Curry Awards in London on Monday night (November 28).
The 71-year-old, who competed on Celebrity Big Brother in 2016, said he had just months to live.
He was originally diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2000. In 2021, he said the disease had spread to his spine, brain and lungs.
“I know a lot of you won’t like me, but I won’t be here this time next year,” he said at the Curry Awards. “I have terminal cancer.”
The controversial presenter went on to describe the last few years he spent with the disease.
“As you may be able to hear, I have chemotherapy which is making it difficult for me to breathe, but I’m fine. Don’t worry. I’m in my seventies now and I just want to say don’t waste your time on stupid things that don’t matter.”
Recently, Whale wished A place in the Sun Star Jonnie Irwin Luck. Irwin also has terminal cancer.
“Jonnie, mate, I wish you the best of luck. It’s very difficult and you’re much younger than me. But I started this journey 25 years ago,” he wrote The Express.
“Hopefully things will help you that weren’t available before while the amount of work being done in the fight against cancer is amazing.”
Whale continued, “I found mine very difficult to talk about because I didn’t want people to think I was using it for sympathy or any other reason. But along with a number of other people in the public eye, I’m in the fourth stage. There is no level five.”
The radio host has been open about his diagnosis and had previously spoken openly about his thoughts on undergoing euthanasia.
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Whales said he thought he might “might as well get it over with” at Dignitas, a Swiss non-profit organization.
He reconsidered his decision and finally decided against it. The whales’ wife, Melinda, died of lung cancer in 2018.
In 2018, Whale was suspended from TalkRadio over an interview he conducted with Nichi Hodgson, who was sexually assaulted.
The channel said “unfortunate mistakes” were made by both the show’s hosts and producers.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/james-whale-cancer-diagnosis-talktv-host-b2235426.html TalkTV presenter James Whale confirms the devastating cancer diagnosis during a speech