The Hairy Bikers announce career break amid Dave Myers cancer battle
The Hairy Bikers have confirmed that they are taking a ‘break’ amid Dave Myers’ ongoing cancer battle.
Dave, 65, went public with his cancer diagnosis in May 2022 and has since told how he had to ‘learn how to walk again’ amid his health struggles.
The popular TV duo, which also includes Si King, 56, shared a video to Instagram of their podcast, Agony Uncles, weekly best bits.
The told fans: ‘Those hardworking Agony Uncles are taking a well earned break which gives us the chance to look back on a busy year of problem solving.
‘In this Best Of Confidential Corner, Uncle Si, Uncle Dave & Posh Tash tackle troubles including The Recipe Of Love, Swinging Mum & Dad, a case of the Pinot Piles and the toe-curler that is Caught In The Act.
Sad: The Hairy Bikers have confirmed that they are taking a ‘break’ amid Dave Myers’ ongoing cancer battle
Health: Dave, 65, went public with his cancer diagnosis in May 2022 and has since told how he had to ‘learn how to walk again’ amid his health struggles
Singing off, the pair added: ‘Listen to this week’s best off through all the streaming services!’
The Hairy Bikers rose to fame with their popular cooking programmes but have slowed down their busy schedule due to Dave’s health.
It comes after Dave told of the tearful moment he was able to get back on his motorbike again for the first time since his cancer diagnosis.
He recalled the emotional moment as he gave a health update, admitting he and his fellow Hairy Biker Si King were both left in tears when he was able to ride again.
He told the Yorkshire Post : ‘It’s been hard but I’m not the only one and I’m getting through it and I’m back at work.
‘I’ve had to learn to walk again and ride my bike again, and to get on my bike again with Kingy in the sunshine brought tears to both our eyes.’
His best pal Si added: ‘He’s a proper scrapper and he’s on good form. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for everybody who loves and cares about Dave.’
Dave has finally been able to get back on his motorbike after buying himself a brand new vehicle earlier this year as he shared his hopes of getting back in the saddle.
He purchased a new motorbike, a £4,699 RE Bullet Trials 500, back in February and was joined by Si, 56, to look at the vehicle.
Dave took to Instagram at the time to share a snap of himself and Si grinning as they stood in front of his new purchase in Arnolds Motorcycles in Burton.
Alongside the snap, Dave penned: ‘Big step forward in getting back in the saddle.
‘Si came with me to take a look at my new bike, a 500cc royal Enfield bullet trials bike. Very exciting, thank you Arnold’s motorcycles of Burton. Love Dave.’
Milestone: Dave recently told of the tearful moment he was able to get back on his motorbike again for the first time since his cancer diagnosis
Purchase: Dave has finally been able to get back on his motorbike after buying himself a brand new vehicle earlier this year – a £4,699 RE Bullet Trials 500 (pictured with the bike and Si King)
Elsewhere, Dave gave another update on his cancer battle last month, describing it as a ‘work in progress’.
Dave, who has not revealed what type of cancer he has, detailed having endured ’30 lots’ of chemotherapy over the past year.
Staying positive amid his journey, Dave added that he reckoned his cancer was ‘going the right way’ while sharing his gruelling schedule for treatment.
He told The Times : ‘I’m doing all right. It’s a work in progress. We’ve had some hard years but this one’s been… I’ve had 30 lots of chemo, spread over three weeks and then a week off. It’s going the right way.’
Detailing what’s ahead amid his cancer journey, he went on: ‘So that’s five sessions every other week and then I go film in Scotland for two weeks, then go back on chemo, but that’ll be twice a month.’
Dave has previously told how at times he was too ill to walk and unable to ride his motorcycle due to being unsteady amid his health struggles.
‘By God, the chemotherapy doesn’t half age you quickly. Because your balance goes, so for someone with a motorbike that’s a disaster and my walking has been affected quite a lot, really,’ he told the How To Be 60 podcast.
‘It’s neuropathy in your feet, so it’s hard to stand. So I’ve had to learn to walk again properly.
Plans: Dave and Si are due film a BBC Two travel series, Hairy Bikers Go West, which will see the duo travel from Scotland to Devon across eight episodes
‘It’s a funny thing chemotherapy, it’s one of life’s great levellers. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the telly or on the dole, if you get that then you’re in the s**t. And sometimes the chemo does make you depressed.
‘It’s a type of chemical depression, and that’s really hard, because everyone is telling you to be positive, but when the chemistry in your body is not telling you that story, that’s harsh.
‘Hopefully there will be more positive chapters beyond this.’
Dave and Si are due film a BBC Two travel series, Hairy Bikers Go West, which will see the duo travel from Scotland to Devon across eight episodes.
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