What is apraxia? Chris Kamara opens the health fight in tears

Chris Kamara has spoken openly about his battle with apraxia, which he says has made him feel like a “cheater” as a broadcaster.

while he was walking Sky Sports at the end of last season, the 64 year old continues to complete other TV presentation work.

camera appeared on Steven Bartlett’s Diary of a CEO Podcast when asked how apraxia affects him.

He replied: “Odd in that I now feel like a cheat in relation to broadcasting – I’m not bringing to the table what I used to do. So that’s hard.


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“I feel like I’m doing these programs and they’re not bringing out the best in me, but they tolerate me. That’s how it feels.

“My life off screen couldn’t be better – grandchildren, family, it’s perfect.”

He added that his experience with apraxia is that “it feels like someone is taking over my voice mail.”

“The voice that came out earlier came out at 300mph – you saw me on the results and football saturday, motor mouth, don’t even wait for a breath, just keep going… When I hear or see me on TV now, it’s someone else. It’s weird, it’s really weird,” he said.

“Some days the message from brain to mouth is very slow which makes it difficult, or some days the words come out differently than what you’re trying to say and that’s even weirder. That was hard to accept and still hard to accept.

“It consumes your mind, or it did, mine — every day I wake up and the first thing I think is, ‘Will I be able to speak today?'”

At the moment camera undergoes various treatments for the condition.

Chris Kamara thanks fans for their support after speaking out about apraxia

The clip from camera Discussion of his issues with apraxia was widely shared on Twitter yesterday (Monday 12 September), prompting a flood of support.

camera shared a message on social media thanking him for the kind messages and saying, “It was a pleasure speaking with @SteveBartlettSC Diary on a CEO podcast. It was only recorded last Friday so yesterday really surprised me.

“I can’t reply to everyone but thank you everyone for the support and messages that have not gone unnoticed – I am very grateful.”

What is apraxia? signs and symptoms

According to that NHS East Sussex Healthcare websiteApraxia of speech is a “speech disorder in which a person has difficulty pronouncing words correctly and consistently”.

It is caused by damage to the parts of the brain involved in speech and is associated with the loss or impairment of existing language skills.

Symptoms can vary from person to person depending on the severity of the condition, but include:

  • Difficulty pronouncing words correctly
  • Being able to say a word correctly one minute and not the next
  • I have more trouble with the beginning of the word
  • Have more trouble with longer words than shorter words
  • They are aware of their mistakes, but often cannot correct them
  • Speak slower
  • Be better at “automatic” language tasks like counting and singing

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