Comic Vic Reeves has revealed he has a benign mind tumour “the scale of a grape” that has left him fully deaf in a single ear.
The 62-year-old TV star – whose actual title is Jim Moir – mentioned the expansion is inoperable.
He advised The Adam Buxton Podcast: “I’ve acquired a vestibular schwannoma – it is a tumour in my head.
“I’ve gone fully deaf, 100 per cent deaf, within the left ear, and it’ll by no means come again.”
He defined the expansion shouldn’t be lethal, however he’s receiving medical supervision.
The official NHS web site says the tumour normally grows slowly “over a few years and doesn’t unfold to different components of the physique”.
“It is benign. They cannot take away it – they’ll shrink it or they’ll depart it and keep watch over it, and that is what they’re doing,” added Reeves.
“I’d somewhat hear than not, however it’s occurred so that you simply get on with it.”
His listening to loss has impacted his hobbies, reminiscent of fowl watching, and he has thrown away all his stereo LPs.
He mentioned: “As a result of I like going out fowl watching I by no means know the place the birds are as a result of I can hear them, however I do not know what route they’re in.
“If an aeroplane flies over or a automotive approaches, I do not know the place it’s.”
The tumour, he defined, has snapped a nerve that “takes all the knowledge out of your ear to your mind”.
“I am dwelling with deafness. Are you able to think about a life with out stereo data?” he mentioned.
“All I’ve acquired left is Frank Ifield on mono.”