My dearest listeners, friends, colleagues, family and supporters of the Sideshow network, I wanted to address you first hand on something that has happened recently. You may have noticed my output of interview shows has slowed to a near crawl lately, and out of respect you deserve to know why.
Lately I have been in and out of hospital with varying degrees of abdominal pain and problems. After undergoing numerous tests and nearly every procedure in the book, I was admitted as the medical staff and consultants were extremely concerned. Within three days, the problem was found:
Day 1: Severe liver problems.
Day 2: Diagnosed with cancer of the liver.
Day 3: Cancer confirmed as “untreatable”, and therefore “terminal”.
I hate to be this blunt, but you all deserve to know the truth.
After deciding there was little more they could do for me, I am home now and resting as best I can, with a terrific support system from the local GP system, District Nurses, and the hospital.
Statistically speaking, the endgame of this is pretty clear, it’s just a case of how long. However, I am maintaining a positive state of mind and not giving up, thanks mainly in part to the wonderful people (especially Will Dodson) at Sideshow).
It goes without saying that, effective immediately, I am stepping away from Sideshow. I just didn’t want to vanish and you guys think there’d been some rift between the team.
God willing, I shall overcome and be back annoying your ears before you know it. But in the case I’m wrong I wanted to thank some people:
All the agents who helped me set up some truly outstanding guests. The guests themselves for giving this idiot the time of day. All of the team at Sideshow for being the nicest people you could hope to know and work with. And especially Will Dodson and Wendell Jones for taking a chance on me and giving me a platform.
But the biggest thanks goes to you, the dear listener, for all your support over the years.
So there you have it. It’s been a blast!