After revealing that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Rhod Gilbert received support from his fellow comedians.
The 54-year-old comedian offered his fans an update on his health on Sunday after admitting in July that he was receiving treatment for cancer (11 December).
He disclosed that because his symptoms had gotten so bad, he had to cancel his comic performances.
“I had a terribly sore throat, tightness through my neck. I was having to cancel shows because I couldn’t breathe,” he told BBC Radio Wales, adding: “I was having all sorts of problems and we couldn’t get to the bottom of it.”
“I’m feeling good and feel like I’m recovering day-by-day,” he said.
He then noticed “lumps popping up in places they shouldn’t be” and was soon diagnosed with stage four cancer.
“I’m feeling good and feel like I’m recovering day-by-day,” Gilbert said.
Following the interview, comedians including Jimmy Carr, Rob Brydon, Angela Barnes andJason Manford shared a post promoting Gilbert’s stand-up DVD, Rhod Gilbert: Book of John.
“Grab #RhodGilbert’s new stand up show now! Ready for download, you could be watching it and laughing in five minutes,” Manford wrote.
Carr added: “I’ve got a new DVD – not one I’m in, one I’ve bought – it’s by my mate Rhod Gilbert and it’s bloody funny. (if you’ve got technology from 10 years ago knocking around the house get the DVD – if not download it like a normal person).”