Comedian Rhod Gilbert reveals he’s undergoing cancer treatment

The comedian had canceled several tour dates last week

Rhod Gilbert has announced that he is undergoing treatment for cancer.

The 53-year-old did not reveal the type of cancer he had, only that he was receiving treatment at the Velindre Cancer Center in Cardiff, a facility of which he is a patron.

In a Facebook post, the comedian wrote, “As a proud patron of Velindre Cancer Center, I’ve traveled the world, hosted chaotic quizzes and star-studded comedy nights.

“I have met and befriended so many inspiring staff, patients and their families. It’s been a big part of my life for the past ten years.

He continued: “So, although I never imagined that I would be a patient here, I know better than anyone that I am in good hands.

“The NHS care I’m getting is amazing. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone…but who knows, maybe I’ll come out on the other side with a new stand-up show and a 40-minute rant on squash orange .”

The comedian shared a photo of himself in his hospital bed in the Facebook post (Rhod Gilbert/Facebook)

He added that he will “disappear for a while and not comment further” while he focuses on his recovery.

Last week the Never mind the Buzzcocks announced that it was postponing dates for its Book of John shows in Swansea, Hereford, Yeovil and Truro.

He added that he was working to reschedule the shows for early next year, the BBC reports.

The comedian is a regular on comedy shows having starred in shows like Make fun of the week, 8 out of 10 cats, do i have any news for youand starred in series 7 of Tyrant.

Gilbert also has his own BBC show called Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience in which he tried his hand at several different jobs.

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