VIEWERS of Jeremy Paxman’s emotional documentary have described how their hearts sank at the emotional scenes.
The veteran journalist and broadcaster opened up about his heart-breaking battle with the illness in a one-off ITV documentary.
Jeremy’s doctor instantly informed him he thought he was suffering from the illness after he said his appearance on the television appeared consistent with a Parkinson’s mask – a colloquial term for a medical condition that affects Parkinson’s sufferers.
As Jeremy opened up on his struggles and how the disease affects his everyday life, fans of the popular broadcaster took to Twitter to share their heartbreak over his tragic situation.
One wrote online: “Oh my days, #Paxman. He looks so so different, makes my heart sink that it can happen so quickly. #puttingupwithparkinsons”
Another added: “Well, this is getting me a bit emotional. Good job I am home alone. 💔😢💔😢💔😢💔 #PuttingUpWithParkinsons”
A third said: “The voice and intellect still seem as present as ever, but now I see what is meant by this ‘Parkinson’s mask’. #puttingupwithparkinsons”
Another upset viewer said: “The voice and intellect still seem as present as ever, but now I see what is meant by this ‘Parkinson’s mask’. #puttingupwithparkinsons”
Whilst a further remarked: “Sad to see such a legend as Jeremy Paxman’s health deteriorating. Yet, he is still so articulate & eloquent #paxman #puttingupwithparkinsons”
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Another revealed their shock after not having previously been aware of Jeremy’s diagnosis.
They said: “Gosh, I had no idea Jeremy Paxman had Parkinsons disease. Quite a shock. Someone who has been on our screens for my whole lifetime and who you in a strange way feel you know, now not quite as you remember. Though still as feisty as ever. #itv #PuttingUpWithParkinsons”
In the programme, Jeremy met up with a number of famous faces who are also in someway connected to the heart-wrenching illness to share stories of how Parkinson’s affected them.
Sharon shared her experience of using CBD to help alleviate symptoms of the illness informing him that it had worked wonders for her rockstar husband, prompting Jeremy to meet with some experts to discuss the benefits of using the legal substance.