RTE legend Charlie Bird has shared how he’s going through a ‘tough time’ at the minute as he approaches the end of the year.
Sharing a health update as he publicly battles Motor Neurone Disease, Charlie said:
“I want to be very honest, I’m going through a very tough period at the minute.”
“Whatever is happening, I seem to end up crying every day.”
Well I have taken a few weeks off. This time last year I didn’t think I would reach my 73rd Birthday. But I have . So my next goal is Christmas and then with fingers and toes crossed get to see Brucie next May. Hopefully he sings Land of hope and Dreams. pic.twitter.com/mup40WEbO6
— Charlie Bird (@charliebird49) September 21, 2022
Continuing on he says how he still won’t let his current situation hold him back.
“But I have made this promise. As long as I can I’m going to extend the hand of friendship to everyone who is battling their own mountains every day.”
“And oh my God, there are so many people in that situation who we all need to help.”
He goes on to share how he’s working away on a new project on how he can extend the hand of friendship while he still feels up to it. His next project, he says, will be all about awareness.
Charlie also had some good news to share, as he announced to her followers that he will receive the freedom of Wicklow award.
“Next Monday, I am being awarded the freedom of Wicklow. I’m following in the footsteps of Daniel Day-Lewis and the great Katie Taylor. Clearly, I am very honoured by receiving the freedom of my home county”
Charlie says however that the award isn’t just for him, but for everyone who supported Climb With Charlie.
“But in my heart, I am accepting the award on behalf of every one of you out there who supported Climb with Charlie. All of you are the real heroes, and I would love for every one of you to be honoured as well.”