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Rhod Gilbert to ‘disappear for a while’ amid cancer treatment

Comedian Rhod Gilbert has revealed he has cancer.

The Never Mind the Buzzcocks and DIY SOS star 53 revealed the news on his Facebook page but hasn’t shared what type of cancer he has.

The TV funnyman told fans he is being treated at a cancer center in Wales.

DIY SOS presenter Rhod Gilbert outside BBC Studios
Rhod Gilbert has announced that he has cancer (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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Sharing the harsh news on Facebook, Rhod said: “While I never thought I would be a patient here, I know better than anyone that I am in the best possible hands.

“The NHS care I receive is incredible. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone… but who knows, maybe I’ll come out the other end with a new stand-up show and a 40-minute tirade about orange squash.

“As the proud patron of the Velindre Cancer Centre, I’ve traveled the world hosting messy quizzes and star-studded comedy nights.

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“I have met and befriended so many inspiring staff, patients and their families. It’s been a big part of my life for the last ten years.”

Rhod went on to share that he will be stepping back from the spotlight for a while so he can focus on his treatment.

He announced he will not be making any further comments until he recovers but thanked fans for their support.

“Thank you everyone for your support over the last few weeks and months (and years). I will disappear for a while and not comment further. At least not now while I focus on my recovery,” the star added.

Meanwhile, Velindre Cancer Center said in a statement on its Facebook page: “Rhod has become a special member of our Velindre family and we are sure you will join us in sending him our best wishes at this time send.”

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DIY SOS presenter Rhod Gilbert outside BBC Studios
Rhod Gilbert has not revealed what type of cancer he has (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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The comedian announced last week that he will be forced to postpone his latest tour.

“I had sincerely hoped to be able to carry out all appointments as planned,” he said at the time. “I’m afraid that won’t be possible. I’m due for surgery next week and will be hanging off my boots for a while while I recover.”

Rhod previously took over from Nick Knowles at DIY SOS.

He is also known for appearing on panel shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You and Mock the Week.

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