Chris Kamara shares health update after revealing apraxia of speech diagnosis

Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara during the Sky Bet League One match at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster. Picture date: Tuesday January 26, 2021.
Chris Kamara has apraxia of speech. (PA)

Chris Kamara has shared that he is undergoing speech therapy, as he thanked fans for their support following his apraxia diagnosis.

The Sky Sports presenter and former footballer opened up about his condition last week after viewers noticed that he was slurring his speech.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain on Friday (25 March), he revealed he had been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support.

"Today's a good day, today I think I'm fine, I don't know how I sound but it seems as if I'm OK," he said.

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"But on Saturday I was doing a report for Sky, but unbeknown to me, because I'm not really sure about how it comes out, because if I explain my apraxia, it's like, we take for granted the fact that when we think and coming through our speech, it's comfortable, it's easy, it's natural.

"My apraxia, when it's bad, stops those signals from that brain going to that mouth so it slows down. In fact, at times it slurs the words as well. So people are looking and thinking, 'Is he alright? Is he drunk?'"

The 64-year-old told viewers he was working with a speech therapist to help with the disorder.

Kamara told fans about his diagnosis at the weekend after an appearance on Soccer Saturday.

He tweeted: “Just wanted to let a few of you know who tweeted me today that I am ok ish.

“Alongside my thyroid problem I have developed Apraxia of Speech & have been working to get my speech back to normal.

“Some days it can be a little slow and some days it’s normal. Hopefully I can beat this!”

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During his interview on GMB, he said the support had been “incredible”.

"Everyone has been so brilliant, so kind," he said.

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