Stand-up comedian Rhod Gilbert After recently revealing the diagnosis of stage four cancer, he said that he would not be “short of material” when returning to the stage.
The Welsh comedian, 54 years old explained to fans in a recent BBC interview He was diagnosed with the condition earlier in the year, after he had to cancel shows because of a soar throat that left him short of breath.
Gilbert, in a Thursday post on his Facebook page, thanked his fans and confirmed that he had undergone radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery since his diagnosis.
He expressed his praise and thankfulness for the work of the Velindre Cancer Centre — a specialist oncology unit in Cardiff, for whom Gilbert raised money prior to his diagnosis.
Gilbert wrote: “Thanks for their tireless dedication, incredible care, as well as lots of wonderful support from my friends, family, and you all, I am recovering well. I’m feeling positive, laughing a lot, and I know that I can get through this.
“I am making plans to 2023. So watch this space for more information about the comedy stuff. There have been lots of laughs in strange places, so I will not be short of material.
“Until then thank you for your kindness and support.”
Gilbert started performing stand-up comedy in 2002. He won many awards during his early years. In 2008, Gilbert broke into the mainstream with Rhod Gilbert and his Award-Winning Mince pie.
He is a regular panel show host and was the permanent host for Never Mind the Buzzcocks for one year before it was axed in 2015. He also fronted The Apprentice: You’re fired! for many series.
Gilbert has also hosted several comedy programmes, including several series of Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience and the Comedy Central chat show Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains.
Jimmy Carr, Gilbert’s new stand-up DVD The Book of John, was recently released.
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