Michael Parkinson: my battle to beat cancer
Chat show host Sir Michael Parkinson has revealed he has cancer.
The television star (78) is currently undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer but said he is confident of fighting the disease and returning to full health.
Sir Michael said: "It was a great shock, but I have been told to expect to make a full recovery."
Affectionately known as 'Parky' to his legion of fans, Sir Michael was diagnosed with the disease in May following a routine health check.
The renowned journalist and interviewer said he was left in shock by the diagnosis
"But the specialist said: 'I assure you, you will not die of this'. I'll be around for a while yet, to the delight of my friends and the dismay of my enemies," he said.