Did Hairy Biker have cancer, Dave Myers, the star of Hairy Bikers, has revealed that he is undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer.
Did Hairy Biker Dave Myers have cancer?
The TV chef stated that he chose to discuss his diagnosis publicly rather than “hide under a rock.” He also revealed that he would be losing hair in the coming months.
On his podcast, The Hairy Bikers: Agony Uncles… Myers informed his on-screen cooking partner Si King on Friday (6 May) that he would be taking a break from filming and attending food festivals with the Hairy Bikers this summer.
“Anyway, Kingy,” Myers said, “I’ve got to come clean now.” “I haven’t been feeling well recently, and basically, I’m going to have some chemo, as you know, so this year is going to be a little quiet for me.”
“I’m not going to be filming, I’m not going to be able to go to some of the festivals, some I might be OK with, but this year’s a bit of a write-off for us.”
“I would love it if people supported my privacy and just let me get on with it and give Si and our team all the support they need,” the 64-year-old continued.
“But look, the prognosis is good; I’ll be fine.” All I have to do now is tuck in, take care of myself, eat sensibly, get over this mess, flog books, and be a happy person. So that’s where I’m at,” he explained.
“I may be a baldy biker for a while, so it’s just a warning, I don’t want to make a fuss about it, I look alright bald actually,” Myers added, with King joking that when they first met, his friend looked like “an upside-down Hells Angel.”
“Under different circumstances, I would embrace it more,” Myers said, “but under these circumstances, it’s simply something I have to live with, get on with, and crack on.”
What type of cancer does he have?
Myers did not specify the type of cancer he is afflicted with.
“No, listen, when I first met you, dude, you looked like an upside-down Hells Angel, so I like that look, I’ve always liked that look, you look cool,” King said in response to the news.
Myers responded: “Yes, I understand, and I believe that under different circumstances I would embrace it more, but under these circumstances, it is simply something I must accept. Get started and keep going.”
Myers has a history of health problems, including glaucoma, an eye condition that can lead to blindness, and he contracted COVID last year, which King described as “hitting him hard.”
King, too, has had health issue and has spoken openly about a brain aneurysm he suffered in 2014, which caused him to lose a significant amount of weight.
Myers and King first met in 1995, when they were both working in television production, Myers as a make-up artist specializing in prosthetics and King as a location manager.
They published numerous books and launched their own diet club after becoming famous through the Hairy Bikers and transitioning from behind the scenes to front of the camera.
Myers appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013 and danced with professional Karen Hauer until the seventh episode when she left the show.
Who is Hairy Bikers?
David Myers and Si King are British television chefs known as The Hairy Bikers. They have hosted a number of television shows that combine cooking with the travelogue format, primarily for the BBC but also for the now-defunct Good Food channel. They have also published a number of cookery books to accompany their various television series.
Myers and King have known each other since the 1990s, and they both work in television production.Their first appearance on British television was as hosts of The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook, which aired on the BBC in 2004 and ran for four seasons.
They then released The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain, The Hairy Bikers’ Mums Know Best, The Hairy Bikers’ Meals on Wheels, The Hairy Bikers’ Best of British, The Hairy Bikers’ Bakeation, The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight, and The Hairy Bikers’ Bakeation. For BBC Two, The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure, The Hairy Bikers’ Northern Exposure, and The Hairy Bikers’ Pubs That Built Britain, and The Hairy Bikers’ Mississippi Adventure for Good Food.
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