Gareth O’Callaghan diagnosed with Parkinson’s

Classic Hits 4FM presenter Gareth O’Callaghan has revealed he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

Gareth is still on-air and continuing with life as normal – he says he’s doing good, staying positive and strong.

He tweeted: “Got news I wasn’t anticipating recently. I’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Just wanted to let everyone know I’m doing good, staying positive and strong. Devastated by the news, but life goes on. Thanks to those close to me, and especially huge thanks and love to Paula.”

Before joining Classic Hits 4FM in 2009, Gareth was at Galway Bay FM but spent most of his career at RTÉ 2fm after a decade broadcasting on a number of pirates in the 80s.

Wiki: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms generally come on slowly over time. Early in the disease, the most obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking.

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