Today while hosting his two hour slot on RTÉ Lyric, called Sunday with Gay Byrne, he revealed that he will be hospitalised next weekend due to suspected prostate cancer that may have spread to his back.
The iconic broadcaster and avid visitor to Dungloe has hosted ‘The Late Late Show’ since its inception in 1962, until 1999.
Gay Byrne on his RTÉ Lyric show said; “I shall not be with our listeners on this day next week. Have to go to hospital this week… They think they may have discovered a bit of cancer in the prostate and they think it may have moved up into my back.”
“I’ve had the most wonderful, fantastic, robust, good health all my broadcasting life.”
“It’s my turn now … Many, many people much worse off. Thank you for your good wishes”
A spokesperson for RTÉ says; “All Gay’s friends and colleagues in RTÉ wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming him back in the coming weeks.”Tags: