Chris Kamara’s language problems prevent him from presenting ‘Britain’s Strongest Man’
The popular football pundit, 65, was due to perform at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena between May 27 and 29, 2023.
The former Bradford City manager tweeted Monday that he had “reluctantly” retired from hosting the show due to his “ongoing speech issues”.
Kamara continued to urge the public to attend the “spectacular” event.
Due to my ongoing language issues 😢 I reluctantly withdrew from presenting this year’s UK’s Strongest Man. The show will take place in Nottingham this weekend. If you feel like it? Please join us – it’s spectacular 🏋️♀️🏋🏿♀️ pic.twitter.com/LOfIDBnGau
— Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) May 22, 2023
What is Chris Kamara’s Speech Disorder Apraxia?
The announcement follows news that Kamara has been diagnosed apraxia in 2022.
The broadcaster learned of the condition after being seen Sky Sports his words indistinct.
Apraxia is the loss of the ability to make or perform skillful movements and gestures despite having the physical ability and desire to perform them National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
It results in dysfunction of the cerebral hemispheres of your brain, particularly the parietal lobe (which is involved in coordinating movement and processing sensations such as taste, hearing, and touch) and can be caused by many diseases or damage to the brain.
Fans have flooded social media with support for Kamara after the news.
Wearing three red heart emojis, one person shared: “Kammy you are a legend of a man. So much so that I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone so universally loved that transcends generations, my goodness.” The day loves you, I love you and my son loves you.
A second fan commented: “I’m sorry you had to pull out of this kammy. I know you will continue to struggle with the issue and hopefully be ready to present future shows.”
Meanwhile, a third user chimed in: “Oh Kammy, I’m so sorry to hear that. i send my love I hope you can feel the collective love and support from everyone x.”
Previous conversation with ITV is this morningKamara said that in 2019 he knew “something was wrong” but told “nobody” and decided to use “quotes” to cover up his condition.
The broadcaster said: “I thought, one day I’ll wake up and it’s all gone.”
Kamara said he did not see a doctor until 2020 and “could have” resolved his thyroid problem earlier if he had sought medical advice.
Of his apraxia, he added: “We take it for granted when we speak, it’s natural, but my brain’s message kind of gets muddled and the words come out wrong, or they come out slowly, or they don’t come out at all.” .
“My voice was my life, so it was hard…to accept. That’s why I kept it a secret, I figured I couldn’t tell anyone.”
https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/national/uk-today/23538687.chris-kamara-speech-problems-stop-presenting-uk-strongest-man/?ref=rss Chris Kamara’s language problems prevent him from presenting ‘Britain’s Strongest Man’