While it is never easy to have to go through cancer in any circumstance, comedian Vic Reeves has certainly had to deal with quite a difficult time. With the discovery of an inoperable brain tumour, life was not easy however, this was entirely exacerbated by the realisation that this brain tumour has also left him deaf in one ear.
Furthermore, the jarring reality of this is that because the growth is inoperable, his hearing will never come back to his left ear again.
The 62-year-old star said that the tumour which is the size of a grape is also referred to as a vestibular schwannoma and now means that he is 100 per cent deaf in his left ear.
While the NHS does state that this type of tumour usually grows slowly over many years, it does not generally spread to other parts of the body, which is good news for Vic Reeves.
One of the downsides of this discovery is also that he will no longer be able to enjoy some of the hobbies that he held close such as bird watching and he has also thrown away all of his stereo LPs.
He said: “Because I like going out bird watching I never know where the birds are because I can hear them, but I don’t know what direction they’re in. If an aeroplane flies over or a car approach, I don’t know where it is.”
While he does bemoan the state of his diagnosis with a sharp wit and dry humour, it is still good news that this great comedian is able to walk away from this situation reasonably unscathed.
It is believed that tumour has grown in a way where the nerve connections between the ear and the brain have been interrupted.
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