'The road has been a bit bumpy' Bill Turnbull steps back from radio show to focus on health amid prostate cancer battle
BILL TURNBULL has announced he will be taking a break from his Classic FM radio show to focus on getting better amid his prostate cancer battle.
The broadcaster wrote:"With great regret I am taking a leave of absence from my show @classicfm, for health reasons."I am very grateful to friends and colleagues @global for the love and support they have shown me.(Image: ITV/CLASSICFM/TWITTER)
Bill Turnbull underwent a blood transfusion earlier this month"And I will be back, just as soon as I can be."The station's managing editor Phillip Noyce wrote:"Bill you bring such brilliance to our Saturday and Sunday mornings and your passion for the music, entertaining wit, enthusiasm, and love for @ClassicFM's listeners will be much missed over the next few weeks.Read more: Daily Express »
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Thinking of you Bill. Classic FM at weekends is just not the same without you.
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in 2017 and has since been undergoing treatment to keep it at bay. Today, the 65-year-old said he will be taking a break from his radio commitments as his health had been"bumpy" in recently. Related articles Shirley Ballas gives health update after 'alarming' messages from fans The broadcaster wrote:"With great regret I am taking a leave of absence from my show @classicfm, for health reasons. "The road has been a bit bumpy recently, and I need to take some time to focus on getting better." He went on to say:"I’m sorry to do this, as I absolutely love doing the programme, and have hugely enjoyed the past five years. "I am very grateful to friends and colleagues @global for the love and support they have shown me. READ MORE: Bill Turnbull has taken a break from his Classic FM radio show for health reasons (Image: ITV/CLASSICFM/TWITTER) Bill Turnbull said he was focusing on getting better amid prostate cancer battle (Image: TWITTER•BILLTURNBULL) Bill Turnbull underwent a blood transfusion earlier this month (Image: TWITTER•BILLLTURNBULL) Brian May's wife talks 'awful' fears about life with 'grumpy' star "And I will be back, just as soon as I can be." A Classic FM spokesperson said: “Bill is a hugely valued and loved member of the Classic FM and Global family. We wish him all the very best as he takes time away from his programmes to concentrate on getting better. Along with our listeners, we look forward to welcoming back him on air as soon as he can be.” Many of his fans and colleagues flocked to his post to wish him well. The station's managing editor Phillip Noyce wrote:"Bill you bring such brilliance to our Saturday and Sunday mornings and your passion for the music, entertaining wit, enthusiasm, and love for @ClassicFM's listeners will be much missed over the next few weeks. "We can’t wait to have you back on-air soon!" Bill Turnbull has been presenting his Classic FM show since 2016 (Image: CLASSICFM) 'The road has been a bit bumpy recently' Bill Turnbull said he was focusing on getting better (Image: ITV) Cancer: Signs and symptoms (Image: EXPRESS) Bill's colleague Dave Rose also commented:"All the very best to a brilliant broadcaster and a wonderful man! "We'll all miss you @ClassicFM, and once you're past this little bump in the road, we can't wait to have you back on air where you belong." Richard Taylor added:"Bill, you will be greatly missed but your health comes first. "Just take care of yourself. I wish you all best." DON'T MISS...