Radio presenter Gareth O’Callaghan is hospitalized after what his wife describes as a “bizarre accident”.
aula O’Callaghan wrote online that her husband: “Had a terrible accident last week,” and “has been hospitalized since then and will be staying until the new year.”
Ms O’Callaghan did not provide further details on what happened but added that she was donating blood to help others in need.
She said: “Today, I am giving away my 35th liter of blood because giving is so important.
Mr. O’Callaghan is a popular presenter with Classic Hits FM. He’s living with multiple system atrophy – a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, recognizable by symptoms that affect parts of the nervous system that control involuntary actions.
Last year, the broadcaster and writer opened up about the condition. He told Ireland AM on Virgin Media One that the disease progressed until “there was really nothing you could do”.
“If you can imagine everything you do every day, you are slowly losing the ability to do it,” he said at the time.
“It progresses until you’re literally incapable of doing anything.”
The broadcaster hasn’t tweeted since December 17, when he wished his listeners a good morning, and detailed the content of his radio show. “Be careful out there,” he added. “Chat with you at 10 a.m.,” along with a video he said.
The radio presenter is respected by his colleagues as well as the public.
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Ms O’Callaghan’s message of concern for her husband has received support from friends and the public.
One woman wrote: “Tell him the whole of Ireland is praying for a speedy recovery.”
Last year, Mr. O’Callaghan explained that he turned to Japanese therapy to prolong his health.
He revealed that he feels nauseous at night but is taking medication to remedy this.
“Because there is nothing you can do about this disease, there is absolutely nothing that can prevent or cure it. I was looking for some new treatments,” he said.
“We stumbled across a hydrogen treatment in Japan. This is a first-line medical treatment where you inhale molecular hydrogen through a catheter and I do it most nights,” he added.
“It’s very easy to give up and I think if you give up, really the only person you’re letting down, other than your closest and loved ones, is yourself.”
He explains how he uses mindfulness to keep his thoughts in check each day, as a way to manage illness.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/dj-gareth-ocallaghan-in-hospital-after-freak-accident-42248950.html DJ Gareth O’Callaghan hospitalized after ‘terrifying accident’