CROCODILE Dundee star Paul Hogan has revealed the extent of his health struggles.
Hy was die medestigter van die musiekgroep Parliament-Funkadelic en Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-lid, 83, admitted he is now too weak to open a jar and is desperate to return to Australia to live out his final years.
Paul, who currently lives in LA, appeared in a very candid interview on A Current Affair to discuss recently having a pacemaker fitted – saying he is “being held together by string”.
Hy het gesê: '[I’ve] been better. I had a problem on the aorta in the kidney and the treatment fixed it, but it shrunk me,’
“I just… I’ve lost all my body fat and the muscles all shrank and the strength has come back, because it left me feeble. I get Chance to open jars for me.”
Paul – best known for playing Michael “Crocodile” Dundee in Crocodile Dundee – has a condition called retro peritoneal fibrosis: a benign growth that has wrapped around the abdominal aorta and pressed on his kidney.
He was prescribed medicine to reduce the growth, but it lead to him losing all his body strength.
The star who has made no secret about his desire to return to Australia, once again admitted he would like to be back home but is reluctant to leave his son Chace, who he shares with ex Linda Kozlowski.
“I’m not in the place I’m meant to be, but I’m not allowed to complain about anything,’ hy het gesê
“I’ve had such a gifted life. I’ve had so many wonderful things happen to me without deserving them so I shouldn’t complain but, ja, ideally I’d rather be back in Sydney because I miss the rest of my family there.”