Gareth O’Callaghan quits radio due to “incurable and progressive” disease

He wants to focus on spending time with his family and friends, making memories.

He's been with the station for quite some time
He’s been with the station for quite some time

Gareth O’Callaghan has had to step away from his career in radio, due to ill health.

The Classic Hits presenter has been diagnosed with Multiple Sytem Atrophy, which he describes as “a very rare neuro-degenerative disease that attacks and destroys the body’s central nervous system.”

In an email to his colleagues, Gareth said, “Sadly it’s incurable and progressive. [It’s] time to do battle with this beast and fight it for as long as I can.”

He plans to leave the station at the end of the month to spend time with his nearest and dearest to “make a few happy memories for the future.”

Speaking of his time at 4FM, he said, “I’ve been blessed to have a job I’ve loved all my life.

“I’ll leave the radio with lots of great memories and I’ll keep talking about them hopefully for years to come.”


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