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Paul Sinha of 'The Chase' Has Been Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

Ra'eesah Manack
Jun 14, 2019
09:32 A.M.
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Paul Sinha, who appears on  "The Chase" as the Chaser known as The Sinnerman, has revealed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.


"The Chase" star Paul Sinha took to social media to diagnose that he is suffering from Parkinson's disease. The star is only 49-years-old.

The TV star plays the chaser on the show hosted by Bradley Walsh. He appears onscreen under the nickname The Sinnerman.


According to the star, he has been fighting with his health for two-years. In his blog post, Paul went on to joke that now he can't join Dancing On Ice.

"In the time since my Parkinson’s started I have been ludicrously busy, and fully intend to keep Chasing, keep writing and performing comedy, keep quizzing and keep being hopeless at Tasks," he said. "Dancing on Ice is, I suspect, out of the question. A lot of people have asked 'What can I do to help?' The answer is to treat me exactly the same as before."


In the post titled "Diagnosed," Paul opened up about his diagnosis and revealed he is being supported by his fiance Oliver and their families.

"It was a devastating denouement to a medical odyssey that began in September 2017 with a sudden-onset, frozen right shoulder, and took in an unexpected diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, a lifestyle transformation that enabled me to lose two stone, and a shoulder operation in January this year," revealed the post.

"It has been a really, really tough two weeks," admitted Paul. He also had to cancel the Edinburgh Fringe and miss World Quizzing Championships to have brain scans.

With the diagnosis now confirmed the doctors have implemented a treatment plan.  Paul revealed that he feels "far more prepared for the new challenges ahead."