Charlie Bird shares “honest” Christmas message

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Charlie Bird has shared an absolutely heartbreaking Christmas message to his loyal followers.

The former RTÉ journalist was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease late last year.

Now, he has shared it has spread to his limbs and he is unsure how much longer he has left.

He posted a picture of himself and his beloved dog on Twitter along with the devastating news.

“Hi myself and Tiger want to send you all Christmas wishes,” he wrote.

“But I need to be honest over the past couple of weeks my MND has started to spread to my limbs and I don’t know how long more I will be mobile for, and survive for. But while I can I want to extend the hand of friendship.”

The broadcaster has previously shared that he lost his voice and is having difficulty swallowing.

During an interview with Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show in October, Charlie explained that he had already picked out his headstone as he had “finally come to terms with” his diagnosis.

Charlie Bird
Pic: Climb With Charlie/Instagram

“In my head, I have come to terms fully with my situation,” he said.

“I understand there is no silver bullet and I have just got to get on with my life. In other words, I fully understand what is ahead of me. If I am really lucky, I may survive another year.”

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