Brave Gareth on 18 tabs a day for ill­ness

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - BY JIM GAL­LAGHER

Gareth O’cal­laghan DJ Gareth O’cal­laghan has re­vealed he is on 18 tablets a day as he bat­tles a ter­mi­nal dis­ease.

The broad­caster, who quit pre­sent­ing Clas­sic Hits on 4FM in Au­gust, said he was ad­vised to avoid stress after he was di­ag­nosed with Mul­ti­ple Sys­tem At­ro­phy.

The dis­ease is a vir­u­lent form of Parkin­son’s which at­tacks the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem.

The 57-year-old said doc­tors told him: “Stress is like red meat to a shark. It will ab­so­lutely de­vour you.

“It will take away the qual­ity of time that you are crav­ing to hold on to.

“For some­one who would prob­a­bly take a cou­ple of Sol­padeine for a headache I’m on about 17 or 18 tablets a day.”

FIGHT

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