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Danny Baker fighting cancer

By | Published on Tuesday 2 November 2010

Popular radio presenter Danny Baker has been diagnosed with cancer, it has been revealed. Baker, a presenter on both 5 Live and BBC London, apologised to his listeners for not revealing the reason for some recent absences sooner, while confirming he was about to begin a course of chemotherapy. 

Writing on his Facebook profile, Baker said: “Hello cats and kittens. Apologies for the cloak and d over recent weeks. However, as it appears this is going to continue for the foreseeable I ought to offer up some sort of breadcrumbs trail as to what’s going on. After a pretty mouldy diagnosis a month back I finally begin chemotherapy on Monday with further radiotherapy from January”. 

He continued: “Once the quacks have soundly thrashed this thing I shall return like a rare gas and as if out of a trap. In the meantime I am watching Tommy Steele box sets and urge you to keep yakking up a storm and laugh extra loud at the incumbents”. 

It is not known which form of cancer Baker is suffering from. Needless to say, there’s been a plethora of support and good wishes issued from both listeners and other radio stars, Baker having always been something of a radio DJ’s radio DJ.