Fellow TV presenters share messages of support for Jeremy Paxman after announcing he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
The veteran broadcaster revealed the news of his diagnosis yesterday (May 21).
Paxman said his symptoms were “currently mild” and that he was “receiving excellent treatment.” He also added that he did not intend to stop working.
In light of the news, fans and colleagues of the former Newsnight the host took to social media to share messages of support.
Jeremy Vine shared the news on Twitter, adding: “Sending my best wishes to my former colleague.”
Sky News anchor Kay Burley posted a picture of the couple together, along with the caption: “I’m sorry to hear reports that my ex-boyfriend Jeremy Paxman has Parkinson’s disease.”
“I knew very little about Parkinson’s disease, but as a follower of @ ruskin147 I learned a bit more so I understand # JeremyPaxman’s announcement better than I could have,” wrote Kirstie Allsopp. “Twitter has a lot of downsides, but when it comes to campaigns and information it can really make sense.”
Former ITV News anchor Alastair Stewart joked, âPaxo to Parkinson’s: ‘Oh, stop! “. Good luck my friend.”
TV presenter Nicky Campbell – who spoke to Paxman for an episode of his podcast A member of the family last month – wrote: âI love Jeremy Paxman. National treasure. We support it. He’s in great shape on this podcast. “
Writing in a column to be printed in Saga magazine, via The telegraph, Paxman wrote, âI won’t pretend that being diagnosed with an incurable brain disease is fun.
âBut it could be worse. At least I have the consolation of being in the company of people like Billy Conolly and Alan Alda.
The actor and MASH POTATOES star have already been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the world, behind Alzheimer’s disease.