Charlie Bird says 'health has changed completely' in devastating update 1 week ago

Charlie Bird says 'health has changed completely' in devastating update

He was also in attendance at a Stardust vigil over the weekend.

Charlie Bird has said that his 'health has changed completely' in a devastating new update this week.

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The veteran broadcaster, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2021, has seen his health deteriorate in recent months and now says he has to be "hoisted in and out bed".

The 74-year-old was in attendance at a vigil to mark the 43rd anniversary of the Stardust tragedy at Kilmore Road on Sunday.

Charlie Bird says 'health has changed completely' in devastating update

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Taking to Twitter, the journalist said: "My heath has changed completely. I now have to be hoisted in and out of bed. I want to thank my neighbours and carers for all they are doing for me."

He added that he was "honoured" to join relatives of the victims of the Stardust tragedy at the vigil over the weekend.

Charlie continues to update those wishing him well about his health and said at the end of last year that he "didn't believe" he would see Christmas. He added that "The state of my health now I believe I won’t see next Christmas."

However, in a more recent update, he said that he had "a number of projects" in the pipeline for the year ahead and prayed that he would be able to take part in them for 2024.

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Since his diagnoses in 2021, Charlie has raised a huge amount of money for MND charities and and awareness of the disease.

In 2022, the broadcaster, along with over 1,000 people across 241 locations, climbed Croagh Patrick in Mayo as part of the Climb With Charlie event, which raised €3.6million for charities such as Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta.

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Last year, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar presented the legendary Irish broadcaster with an award for his 'Climb with Charlie' campaign.

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