Charlie Bird says health has “taken turn for the worst” in heartbreaking update

Twitter/Charlie Bird

Charlie Bird has shared a devastating health update where he has confessed that he has “taken a turn for the worst”.

The broadcaster was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2021 and has been sharing what life is like with the disease.

In recent months, he has confessed that his condition has been getting worse.

In his latest update, he shared that he is unable to get himself dressed without assistance.

Charlie Bird
Pic: Climb With Charlie/Instagram

“My MND has taken a turn for the worst. I can no longer dress myself without help from Claire,” he wrote on Twitter.

“But I am still mobile and I have a number of projects to help Samaritans.

“As long as I have a breath in my body I am going to continue to extend the hand of friendship to help people.”

Earlier this summer, Charlie spoke about the support he had received from his wife, Claire and their two daughters, Neasa and Orla.

Twitter/Charlie Bird

“You ask how my mental health is – to be blunt, it is all over the place and I have many dark days, but I am in a way very lucky that I have amazing support from right across the country,” he told The RTÉ Guide.

He continued to say: “You ask me what fatherhood has given me. I have two lovely daughters and five lovely grandchildren.

“I am in the fortunate position that when I pass, there will be family there to wave me off. I am a fortunate person to receive love and kindness from every quarter and this love is helping me face up to reality.

“I am also fortunate that I have a beautiful and caring wife. Another mad thing is our lovely dog, Tiger, who also helps me to get through those dark days.”

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