Charlie Bird shares MND is “getting worse” as he can no longer walk unassisted

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Charlie Bird has been open about his motor neurone disease diagnosis in recent years.

The former RTÉ reporter was diagnosed with MND in 2021, after noticing issues with his speech.

He has now shared that his symptoms are “getting worse” and he can no longer walk unassisted.

“I want to be honest my MND is getting worse, I cannot walk any longer unless I have a walking stick,” he wrote.

“But other things are deteriorating as well.. But I keep promising while I have a breath in my body I am going to continue to extend the hand of friendship. Love you all.”

He also shared a video of himself with his beloved dog, Tiger to raise awareness about Our Lady’s Hospice Care and Service’s coffee morning on the 21st of September.

“There are serious things happening with my MND now but they are not going to stop me from helping the charities close to my heart.”

He shared another update on Twitter earlier this summer, saying: “My MND has taken a turn for the worst. I can no longer dress myself without help from Claire.

“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.”

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