Comedian Rhod Gilbert shares he’s undergoing cancer treatment ‘Wouldn’t wish it on anyone’


Comedian Rhod Gilbert, 53, has shared a statement to his Facebook page explaining that, after years of raising funds for the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, he is now receiving treatment there. He has not detailed which type of cancer he has been diagnosed with but praised the “incredible” staff looking after him. 

He took to Facebook, writing: “As a proud patron of Velindre Cancer Centre, I’ve trekked the world, hosted chaotic quizzes and star-studded comedy nights. 

“I’ve met and made friends with so many inspirational staff, patients and their families. 

“It has been a huge part of my life for the last ten years.

“So while I never imagined that I would be a patient here, I know better than anyone that I am in the best possible hands. 

“The NHS care I’m receiving is incredible,” he continued. 

“I wouldn’t wish this on anyone… But who knows, maybe I’ll come out the other end with a new stand-up show and a 40 minute rant about orange squash.”

He ended the statement with: “Thank you everyone for your support over the last few weeks and months (and years). 

“I’ll be disappearing for a while and won’t be commenting further, at least not for now, whilst I focus on my recovery. Rhod x.” 

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