The Chase fans rush to support Paul Sinha as he opens up on Parkinsons struggle
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The Chase quizzer Paul Sinha has opened up on his devastating Parkinsons diagnosis during tonight’s live episode of the ITV gameshow.
The 52-year-old quiz master was introduced as tonight’s (March 28) chaser and was seen chatting with the contestants and making his usual back and forth digs with the hopeful players.
But a few minutes into the episode, Paul reached out to fans on Twitter, telling them:
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“A lot of these episodes where when my Parkinsons meds were making me very chatty. I can only apologise. #TheChase.”
Fans were stunned at the comment, with many reassuring him that he was doing a stellar job as the chaser.
“No need to apologise Paul! I enjoy the facts. Keep em' coming,’ said one fan.
“Always interesting no need to apologise,” said a second, while a third gushed: “You are great Paul! I love chatty you!"
Paul recently admitted last year that he was relieved when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease back in 2019.
In a recent interview with 5 News, Sinha shared that his first symptom was a stiff shoulder which led people to believe he had an orthopaedic issue.
It took a while before he was finally diagnosed with Parkinson's.
When he received the news, he admitted to feeling a slight sense of relief.
"When you start walking with a limp, you know that something’s wrong and it was more of a sense of relief of, ‘Now that I know what it is, I can sort of own it’," he said.
Sinha, who is also known as The Sinnerman on the game show, said the diagnosis made him want to live life to the fullest and not waste any time."
Before the diagnosis I was trundling along. Now there’s a sense of urgency to just get things done," he said.
Despite the challenges of living with Parkinson's disease, Sinha is determined to enjoy life and the company of great people.
He added: "For me now, it’s more in a broader sense enjoying life, embracing life and enjoying the company of great people."
According to the NHS website, Parkinson’s is a condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years.
Symptoms include involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body, slow movement and stiff and inflexible muscles.
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