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Friday 6th December 2019

The Chase's Paul Sinha mocks claims he had died following Parkinson's diagnosis

Paul revealed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's last week

Paul Sinha has mocked claims he had died following his Parkinson's diagnosis last week.

The Chase star took to Twitter on Monday to poke fun at Wikipedia briefly claiming yesterday that he had died.

Paul told his fans: "Apparently Wikipedia briefly claimed yesterday that I had died.

Read more: The Chase's Paul Sinha reveals he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's

"Either there are some sick morons, or I've finally been reviewed for that accountancy dinner I performed at in 2013."

It comes after Paul revealed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's last week.

Apparently Wikipedia briefly claimed yesterday that I had died.

The quizzer, 49, shared the devastating news in a blog post which he posted to his fans on Twitter today.

He wrote: "On the evening of Thursday May 30th, an experienced consultant neurologist calmly informed me that I had Parkinson’s disease.

Paul revealed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's last week (Credit: ITV)

"It was a devastating denouement to a medical odyssey that began in September 2017 with a sudden-onset, frozen right shoulder, and took in an unexpected diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, a lifestyle transformation that enabled me to lose two stone, and a shoulder operation in January this year.

"Nonetheless my reaction was not one of shock. I spent May this year in New Zealand simultaneously having the comedy month of my life, and worrying about why a right-sided limp was now getting worse.

"Behind the facade of the cheerful, late night comedy festival drunk was a man deeply scared about facing the truth when back in the UK.

"It has been a really, really tough two weeks. Cancelling my run at the Edinburgh Fringe, missing the World Quizzing Championships to have brain scans, performing club sets whilst emotionally bewildered, and of course working my way through my loved ones, delivering the bad news.

"With the diagnosis now confirmed, and a treatment plan in place, I now feel far more prepared for the new challenges ahead."

Paul said he's got an "amazing" family and feels "blessed" to have a fiancé who is there for him.

Fans were quick to offer their support to Paul.

Fans were quick to offer their support to Paul (Credit: ITV)

Read more: The Chase's Paul Sinha makes light of Parkinson's blow as he opens up about diagnosis

One person said: "Sorry to hear that," while another added: "Sorry to hear that Paul, wishing you all the best."

A third wrote: "Sending love and strength to you, Paul."

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