Hairy Bikers’ Dave Myers shares ‘brutal’ effect of chemotherapy in cancer battle
Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers has opened up about his “brutal” chemotherapy treatment following his cancer diagnosis last year.
The 65-year-old TV veteran revealed the news of his cancer diagnosis in May on an episode of his podcast which he co-hosts with fellow Hairy Biker Si King.
At the time, Dave told fans he didn’t want to “hide under a rock”, but will be away from work.
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As a result, Dave underwent chemotherapy and reassured fans at the time that the “prognosis is ok” and that he was “going to be fine”.
But now, the TV star has given a fresh insight into the "brutal" toll chemo has taken on him.
Speaking on the Seasoned podcast, Dave spoke candidly about his experience.
He said: “It's funny, when you first start chemotherapy… it's quite hard. I'm still having it. It really was brutal.
“I lost so much weight and then it's a battle to get your calories in.”
He went on to say: "At first I thought, 'Right, this is great, I can eat all those pies I haven't been eating for years', except [my] appetite was dreadful!
“For me, a glutton, losing my appetite was awful, a can of soup was about as far as I could go.
"Now I've got to the point where I'm at the weight I want to be, and I want to maintain it."
Dave also addressed his health on Kaye Adams' podcast, How to be 60.
“By God, the chemotherapy doesn't half-age you quickly,” he said.
“Your balance goes, so for someone with a motorbike that's a disaster, and my walking has been affected quite a lot, really."
He also claimed he had “no symptoms" of his cancer and was merely just affected by the chemo.
Back in In October, Dave said he’d already had 14 sessions of chemotherapy and had six more to complete.
He told The Guardian: “I’ll feel like I’ve made it when I get the all-clear from this bloody cancer. That’s going to be completely life-changing, life-affirming. And life never will be the same again.”
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