Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers recently confirmed he’s been battling cancer, and close friend Si King has revealed he’s ‘doing fine’
Hairy Bikers star Si King told This Morning on Wednesday that close friend Dave Myers was “as tough as old boots” as he opened up about his battle with cancer.
Dave, 64, recently confirmed he had been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
As Si appeared on This Morning on Wednesday for a cooking segment without his fellow chef, hosts Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes asked how Dave was doing.
Speaking about his friend’s illness, Si told the couple, “He’s fine. He’s fine, he’s staying really positive and pretty much focused on his treatment.
“He’s typical Dave, he’s as tough as an old boot. He’s fine, thanks for asking.”
He also revealed how weird it was doing the segment without his fellow Hairy Biker, telling the hosts, “It’s kinda weird without my mate I have to say but no, that’s fine.”
Dave shared the news last week with fans and revealed that he “hasn’t been doing too well lately”.
Speaking about the disease with his TV cooking partner Si, 55, on their podcast, he said: “I might be a bald biker for a while…it’s just something I have to live with.”
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Dave continued: “Anyway Kingy I have to tell the truth now I haven’t been very well lately and basically I have to do chemo you know all that anyway so this year is going to be a bit quiet for me.
“I’m not going to film, some of the festivals I won’t be able to go to, some may be fine, but this year is a bit bright for us.”
The TV star added that the prognosis was good – and that he will be fine, as he reassured fans.
He said: “I had to talk about it because I don’t want to hide under a rock, but I would like people to respect my privacy and just let me go on and give Si and our team all the support. they need, that would be great.
“But listen, the prognosis is good, I’m fine.”
Dave concluded: “I just gotta get home, take care of myself, eat sensibly and get through this mess, whip off the pounds and be a happy person, so in that, that’s where I’m at.
“I might have been a bald biker for a while so this is just a warning, I don’t want to make a fuss about it, I look pretty bald actually.”
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.