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What illness did Michael Parkinson suffer from?

BY Shahzad Saeed Aug 18, 2023. 06:24 pm UPDATED: Aug 18, 2023. 06:24 pm

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The legendary broadcaster, Sir Michael Parkinson, died at the age of 88, according to his family.

The late star had previously been open about his health issues and was well-known for interviewing some of the biggest celebrities in the world.

Sir Michael Parkinson, who was he?

Sir Michael Parkinson was a journalist, author, broadcaster, and television host. His talk show Parkinson, which aired from 1971 to 1982 and again from 1998 to 2007, is what made him most famous.

The celebrity was born on March 28, 1935, in South Yorkshire, England, not far from Barnsley.

In the 1960s, he transitioned from local newspapers, where he started his journalism career, to television.

In 1959, Parky wed Mary Agnes Heneghan and the two eventually had three kids together.

Nicholas, Andrew, and Michael Jr. were their three sons. On August 16, 2023, Parkinson passed away at the age of 88.

What condition did Sir Michael Parkinson suffer from?

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Parkinson’s cause of death is still unknown as of this writing, but his family did release a statement upon his passing.

The following statement was made on August 17, 2023: “After a brief illness, Sir Michael Parkinson passed away peacefully last night at home in the presence of his family.

The grieving family asks for space and time to themselves. The celebrity beat prostate cancer after receiving a diagnosis of the condition in 2013.

He stated in an interview that the illness had come as a “great shock” at the time of his diagnosis.

According to Parkinson’s 2013 statement to the Press Association, “the cancer specialist said: ‘I will assure you, you will not die of this.’ Naturally, I’m worried about it, but I’m not scared of it.

After receiving treatment for two years, the presenter received the all-clear in 2015.

He received praise at the time for speaking out about his prostate cancer diagnosis and spreading knowledge of the disease.

Then, in 2017, after having surgery to repair two ruptured discs in his spine, Michael had to relearn how to walk.

The same year, he stated to the Sunday Mirror, “I’ve been sick for the last five years.

“I’ve beaten prostate cancer, but it was a challenging time in my life.

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“And my spinal surgery required a drawn-out, uncomfortable recovery.”

But the thought of staying employed is often what gets me through, he continued.

The best motivation for anyone getting older is “I don’t want to be on the waste heap,” more than anything else.

The actor said, when talking about his experience relearning to walk, “I’m still not too great on my feet but I can stagger around and do my work and there is nothing wrong with the mind.”

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