Teesside's controversial comic, 70, has revealed he wants to carry on working as long as possible - just for the love of making people laugh. But his popularity is there to see and he was famously dubbed the most important comedian of the past 25 years in the book A National Joke. He is still selling out venues on his UK tour, most recently at City Hall in Newcastle, and his DVDs are flying off the shelves, enough to convince him to carry on doing what he loves. Chubby showed a softer side when diagnosed with throat cancer in , admitting he passed out when told by doctors. How are they going to manage?
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I think everybody says 'Why me? The first six months to a year you're not thinking about other people with the disease. But Roy, 69, speaking for the first time about his cancer torment that at one point left him unable to speak, said he then began to realise others were facing the same grim ordeal. Roy began his career as a struggling club and pub turn who was too shy to swear and was earning just a few pounds a night. He failed an audition to appear on the Opportunity Knocks TV talent show in the s after saying "arse" during his interview. Roy said he had been particularly touched by the plight of one cancer patient he had met during a hospital visit.
Roy 'Chubby' Brown's son dies with the comic paying tribute to him as a 'lost soul now at peace'
The blue comic, 69, said: "If I'm still alive when they announce we have cured cancer, that will be like winning the lottery for me. In a revealing interview, the comedian spoke movingly of his personal battle with the illness, how he thought he wouldn't survive after being given the diagnosis, and why finding a cure would be like "winning the lottery". Looking back on the tough times during his diagnosis, the comedian said: "When I was diagnosed
Tonight's live show from comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown in Rugeley has been postponed following illness, it has been announced. The funnyman was scheduled to perform in the Staffordshire town this evening at the Lea Hall Social Club. But it has been announced that the comedian, whose real name is Royston Vasey, will now perform at the venue on Friday, May 3 instead. The Mirror has reported that the comedian has recently lost his son Martin Thomas Reilly. A statement from his manager on Roy Chubby Brown's Facebook page said the comedian had a throat infection due to "very stressfull" circumstances in recent week.