The Chase's Paul Sinha supported by fans after brave post about his battle with Parkinson's disease

THE Chase's Paul Sinha has been supported by fans after a brave post about his battle with Parkinson's disease.

Paul was diagnosed with Parkinson's last year and previously revealed he feared it would rob of him of his quizzing skills.


However on Sunday, the 51-year-old took to Twitter to say he was going to tackle the disease as best he can.

He wrote: "I've decided i'm not going to cower from Parkinson's. That'll show it."

His post appeared to be in response to Health Secretary Sajid Javid's comments last week saying people should no longer "cower" from coronavirus, for which he has since apologised.

Paul – known as The Sinnerman on The Chase – was immediately flooded with support from fans.

One wrote: "Nor should you. We need to live our best lives as much as we can do long as our bodies allow whether it be Covid, Parkinson or any other obstacle."

Another tweeted: "Good on you Paul. I had a friend who had Parkinson's and she did everything she could for herself. We walked our dogs together.

"She invited me round for tea. It was many years ago now but I always think of her even today. Don't give in to it Paul. You are a strong man."

A third added: "Well done you. Don't run away from it, fightback head on."

Back in May, Paul tweeted his support to University Challenge host Jeremy Paxman after the 71-year-old revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's.

He wrote: "Hey Paxman let's kick the s**t out of this."

What is Parkinson’s Disease and what are the symptoms?

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects parts of the brain.

The NHS says there are three major symptoms, including tremors or shaking, slowness of movement and muscle stiffness.

Other symptoms include problems with balance, loss of smell, nerve pain, excessive sweating and dizziness.

Some people can also experience lack of sleep, excessive production of saliva and problems swallowing, causing malnutrition and dehydration.

Symptoms start gradually, sometimes beginning with a barely noticeable tremor in just one part of the body.

In the early stages, people may show little or no expression, and their arms may not swing when they walk.

Speech can also become soft or slurred, with the condition worsening over time.

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