He’s one of Australia’s favourite TV presenters and Barry Du Bois has given fans an update on his health.
The 57-year-old, who announced that he had been diagnosed with plasmacytoma myeloma last year, has been going through extreme treatment to try and beat the disease. It’s the second time he’s had cancer, with several tumours returning to his body in 2017. He had previously been in remission for six years.
Barry, who is usually a fixture on Channel Ten’s lifestyle program The Living Room, has been giving fans a glimpse into his cancer battle. He regularly shares photos and updates on Instagram.
His latest post was of him receiving chemotherapy from hospital. Posing shirtless in the shot, Barry offered his fans an explanation as to what was happening.
“400mg Chemo, 12 million Stem cells, loads of diarrhoea and nausea & infection & fever,” he wrote. “BUT I AM COMING BACK BABY!!! I am on the home run thanks to everyone for you love and support. #cancer #health #wholelife.”
Last month, the father-of-two revealed that his treatment meant he missed seeing his twins, Bennett and Arabella, off to school on their very first day. Understandably heartbroken, Barry explained his frustration at not being there for his kids.
“An incredibly proud day with my beautiful babies starting school, bitterly disappointed I can not be with them this morning but I guess every day I am in this hospital is a day closer to it all being over,” he said at the time. “Thank you all for your support, I can’t be prouder and still think I am the luckiest bloke in the world.”
An incredibly proud day with my beautiful babies starting school, bitterly disappointed I can not be with them this morning but I guess everyday I am in this hospital is a day closer to it all being over. Thank you all for your support, I can’t be prouder and still think I am the luckiest bloke in the world. I am also sending love &strength to all the mums & dads that have little ones heading off to school today.#love #life #family #tears
His co-star, Amanda Keller, also broke down in tears last week during an emotional radio conversation with Barry. The pair, who have been friends for many years and appeared together on The Living Room, discussed the impact Barry’s treatment was having on his life on the Jonsey and Amanda Show.
Fans have been quick to send Barry their well-wishes. One person left a comment on his Instagram page that read: “We are so happy to read that you’re on the home run, so that you can be home with family and friends, you made us laugh with your short video, glad you’re a strong person to get through all this”.
Another comment read: “You are amazing and truly inspirational and so positive! Heal well,” while a third added: “Get well soon mate can’t wait to see you back doing what you love to do”.
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