'The Chase' star Paul Sinha has lost his sense of fear since Parkinson's diagnosis
The Chase star Paul Sinha has disclosed that his Parkinson's diagnosis has left him more open to taking risks.
The quizzer, who revealed he had the disease last year, has subsequently lost his sense of fear leaving him wanting to "seize the day".
“The thing that has changed most since the diagnosis is that I’ve lost my fear," he told The Guardian. "I’ve always been one of those comics who doesn’t say much on panel shows because I’m terrified of saying the wrong thing or offending the wrong person.
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"But now, I’ve lost all that. I’ve got the exaggerated carpe diem that a lot of people get with their diagnosis.”
The 49-year-old's comments come after he married his long-term partner Olly in December last year.
It’s wet in Venice pic.twitter.com/p2k25nmH9J
— Paul Sinha (@paulsinha) November 8, 2018
The couple exchanged vows in front of close friends and family at a registry office in a non-religious ceremony.
In a post to his blog, Sinha told fans he and Olly had spent a year planning the wedding.
Last June saw the comedian tell fans about his Parkinson's diagnosis, a degenerative disorder of the nervous system that commonly affects movement, walking and can cause shaking.
He was criticised by viewers of The Chase after a recent episode saw him lose against a team, with some fans accusing him of letting them win.
However, Sinha took to Twitter to share that the recording of the show had come just a few days after he'd been diagnosed.
He used the opportunity to remind his followers that The Chase stars are "real people".