“I may be a baldy biker for a while”
Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers has revealed that he has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.
The celebrity chef shared the news on Friday, saying that he “hasn’t been too well recently,” but has vowed to beat the illness.
Speaking to his best friend and on-screen cooking partner Si King on their podcast, Myers said: “Anyway Kingy, I’ve got to come clean now. I haven’t been too well recently and basically, I’ve got to have some chemo, you know all this anyway, so this year is going to be a bit quiet for me.”
The 64-year-old said this year would be “a bit of a write-off” as the pair would be stepping away from filming and would not be able to go to some of the festivals they had planned to attend.
Myers said he was revealing the news because he didn’t want to “hide under a rock,” but added that he would like people to respect his privacy and “just let me get on with it.”
He continued: “Look, the prognosis is okay, I’m going to be fine.
“I’ve just got to tuck in, look after myself, eat sensibly and get over this mess, flog books, and be a happy person so within that, that’s where I am.
“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.”
King joked that when they first met in 1995, Myers looked like “an upside down Hells Angel, so I like that look, you look cool.”
Myers and King released their first cookery show as the now iconic ‘Hairy Bikers’ together in 2004.
Myers competed in Strictly Come Dancing in 2013, making it to week seven in the series.