Danny O'Donoghue has opened up about suffering from Wilson's Disease
Brave of him.
The Script's Danny O'Donoghue has opened up about how he was born with Wilson's disease and "lives every day like it’s my last".
He said there's a chance he "could die" if he doesn’t take tablets to curb the condition every single day.
In a candid chat on Paul McKenna's Positivity Podcast, the singer revealed:
"It's my journey — the things that have gotten me to where I am today is that I live every day like it's my last."
"I was born with a disease called Wilson's disease, which is a blood disorder. And the blood disorder is I can't metabolise copper, so it's poisoning me slowly, slowly, slowly."
"I take tablets every day, I take two tablets a day for life. But I'm reminded in very sharp focus about death — every day."
"That there's a possibility that if I don't take this I could die. So that to me makes me live every single day like it's my last."
"It isn't and they caught it at a very early age, but my sister suffers very bad, it has all the hallmarks of multiple sclerosis."
Danny O'Donoghue told hypnotist Paul McKenna on his podcast that the illness has made him philosophical about life:
"For me to know just how brief this life is in infinity — we are a click."
"I feel sad that people get so caught up in the here and the now and Instagram and religion and Muslim versus Catholic and terrorism and all these kind of things."
"And when you realise just how precious and how lucky we are to be here, all we are is a group of atoms that if you leave us in space long enough we happen."
"It's an incredible thing. And also, we are just an arrangement of atoms that have existed since the beginning of time."
Brave of him to open up about his illness.