Newsreader George Alagiah stated he’s “decided to return again” as his agent confirmed the presenter is coping with a “additional unfold of most cancers” and is to take a break from broadcasting.
The TV journalist, 65, was recognized with bowel most cancers in April 2014 and once more in December 2017. In 2020, he additionally contracted COVID-19 however stated living with cancer had helped him get through it.
Alagiah had been again on tv on the BBC Information At Six programme following his earlier remedy, after taking time without work air.
Now, his agent has stated in a press release that he “is to take a break from studio duties to take care of an additional unfold of most cancers” and can endure chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
She stated: “He was first recognized with stage 4 bowel most cancers in April 2014. In a letter to colleagues within the newsroom Mr Alagiah stated his medical group had determined to hit the brand new tumour ‘exhausting and quick’.
“He is because of endure a mix of chemotherapy and radiotherapy over the following few months.
“He added that engaged on the programme ‘has stored me sane over the previous couple of years’ and ‘I am decided to return again’.”
Alagiah, a British journalist who was born in Sri Lanka, underwent 17 rounds of chemotherapy to deal with his superior bowel most cancers in 2014.
He returned to presenting duties in 2015 and stated he was a “richer individual” following his analysis. Nonetheless, the most cancers returned in December 2017 and the presenter underwent additional remedy earlier than as soon as once more returning to work.
He then needed to take time without work once more because the pandemic hit in 2020, however went on to contract COVID-19.
Talking about his coronavirus analysis to BBC Information At Six’s Sophie Raworth, he stated: “I do not need to trivialise as a result of I appear to have had a light dose, however really, the actual fact that we (most cancers sufferers) live with most cancers I feel offers us an edge.
“We have confronted these tough, darkish moments in our life. And in some methods, I feel that we, these of us dwelling with most cancers, are stronger as a result of we type of know what it’s like to enter one thing the place the outcomes are unsure.
“And I definitely really feel that having had that have, in my case six years as a most cancers affected person, I went into this sense really fairly sturdy, if I can reside with most cancers, I can definitely reside with COVID-19.”