Rhod Gilbert breaks silence after hospital dash and announcing he's battling stage four cancer | The Sun

COMEDIAN Rhod Gilbert has broken his silence on his hospital dash after his Stage Four cancer diagnosis.

Last summer, Rhod, 54, announced the sad news of his condition – and told fans he would "disappear for a while" as he underwent treatment.

Over the festive period, he was rushed to hospital alongside wife Sian.

Sian told her Twitter followers they had been in A&E, but did not go into detail as to why.

It came months after Rhod revealed he is getting treatment at Velindre cancer centre in Wales.

Now he has told The Guardian about his condition, admitting he is often lost for words.

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He said: "It does feel weird. I don't know how much to talk about the cancer.

"I haven't really worked out what to say. I'm really aware of mental health now and I’m checking in with myself every day.

"I feel fine, weirdly. I’m happy, optimistic and hopeful that next year it’ll all come good."

Rhod, who postponed his The Book Of John tour following his diagnosis, added: "When I get through this, the next show will be in a similar vein.

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"The cancer is on my mind 24/7, but, when I'm well enough to write, I'm jotting down a few things.

"And there is humour in there, definitely."

More recently he opened up on his cancer battle, saying he is feeling “happy, positive and optimistic.”

The comedian believes he’s winning his battle and feeling better every day, after undergoing chemotherapy, radiation treatment and surgery after his diagnosis.

Rhod said: “I'm feeling good and feel like I'm recovering day-by-day."

The TV presenter was on a on a charity fundraising trek when he started to feel ill and noticed lumps appearing on his body. 

Rhod has thanked his fans on social media for their “kind words and well wishes.”

Rhod is TV regular, having appeared on Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Have I Got News For You and he was the permanent presenter of Never Mind The Buzzcocks for its final series in 2011.

The Welshman has also hosted his own shows, Ask Rhod Gilbert, Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience and Rhod Gilbert's Teen Tribes.

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In 2016, Rhod took over as host on The Apprentice: You're Fired, which he did until just a few years ago.

More recently, he took over from Nick Knowles on DIY SOS.

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