Rhod Gilbert [Source: YouTube]

Rhod Gilbert Shares Career Update After Cancer Diagnosis

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Rhod Gilbert gave an update on his career following his cancer diagnosis. In a lengthy public message, he admitted that he was “p*ssed off” about his health. Find out how he’s doing and see where his career will lead him.

Comedian gives brutally honest speech

Rhod Gilbert gave a brutally honest speech about his cancer diagnosis. The Welsh star admitted it “p*ssed” him off. He shared his experience with undergoing treatment for his cancer last year. The 54-year-old battled stage four cancer of his head and neck.

The Never Mind the Buzzcocks star made his big return to television since his cancer diagnosis. He also shared an emotional speech at the 2023 National Comedy Awards. In a pre-recorded message, Rhod talked about how he felt during those moments he was left cancer-stricken.

Rhod Gilbert [Source: YouTube]
[Source: YouTube]
“I’ve led five fundraising treks all over the world, I do stand-up comedy nights to raise money, I hosted quizzes… it’s been a big part of my life for the last 10 years, so imagine my surprise when I was diagnosed with cancer,” Rhod Gilbert joked. “Which p*ssed me off no end, because I thought I’d have life-long immunity! Apparently not. Apparently, you’re just as likely to get cancer even if you spend your time fundraising for a cancer hospital.”

The award ceremony benefited Stand Up 2 Cancer. This is his first public appearance since his cancer battle. Earlier this week, he shared where his career now lies. Find out if Rhod is going to continue his stand-up comedy tour.

Is Rhod Gilbert making a comeback?

Fans are curious to see if Rhod Gilbert is healthy enough to tour the UK. The comedian is returning to his work. He will headline the upcoming Edinburgh Festival in August 2023. This is part of his “Work in Progress” comedy shows. The comedy gigs are scheduled for August 21 to 23 and 25 to 27 at the Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh.

Unfortunately, Rhod canceled his previous tour Book of John due to his failing health. That tour is still postponed. He received treatment at the Velindre Cancer Hospital. At the time, Rhod noticed he didn’t feel well and had bumps on his body. Most of the symptoms were on his neck and head areas.

Rhod Gilbert [Source: YouTube]
[Source: YouTube]
Despite his health issues, Rhod Gilbert told his fans that he will “get back on stage” while also following his “doctor’s advice.” Months ago, the Taskmaster star said he was feeling “happy, positive, and optimistic.” He’s confident he has won the battle against cancer. The star is on the road to recovery.

What are your thoughts on what Rhod Gilbert said about his cancer diagnosis? Are you looking forward to his return? Sound off below in the comment section.

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