The Chase's Paul Sinha was relieved when diagnosed with Parkinson's
He was diagnosed in 2019.
The Chase star Paul Sinha has revealed that he felt a wave of "relief" after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 49.
The Chaser, also known as The Sinnerman, was diagnosed back in 2019, the same year he married and became British Quiz Champion Of The Year.
Speaking about his diagnosis on 5 News, he said: "There was a slight sense of relief that I could get on with my life because I knew that something was going horribly wrong, and it was more a relief of now that I know what it is, I can sort of own it.
"Before the diagnosis, I was trundling along, now there’s a sense of urgency to just get things done.
Known to many as the Sinnerman in "The Chase", Paul Sinha was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2019.
The comedian and former doctor spoke to @sianwilliams100 about the impact of the disease on his life, and how he's embraced a "seize the day mentality".@paulsinha | #5News pic.twitter.com/dpP9SqijEo
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"There is more a sense of don’t waste your time, don’t do things that you don’t enjoy, don’t listen to music that you don’t like, there’s more of an urgency to it."
When asked about how he can keep up such a positive attitude, he simply said that if his mental health is on top of it, the physical aspects won't be as bad.
"It’s not an act of courage, it’s an act of pragmatism.
"If you’ve got a disease process, you are going to live a better life if you treat it with good spirits rather than bad.
"The better your mental health, the more fit you are to deal with what the physical side throws at you.
"Things will get worse but I don’t know when they’ll get worse, and therefore I deal with things on a day-to-day situation and my day-to-day situation is I’m not that physically disabled that I can’t get on with my life."
While he has admitted that he doesn't have a bucket list, the one thing Paul wants to do is to live life to the fullest.
He has been to the places he's always wanted and done everything he's dreamed of doing, so now it is down to life's more simple pleasures.