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Amanda Keller reveals her ‘anger’ as she struggled to accept her husband’s Parkinson’s diagnosis: ‘I was fighting it’

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Amanda Keller has bravely admitted she felt “angry” when she found out her husband was seriously ill.

The WSFM radio host tells in this week’s edition of stellar magazine that it took her a long time to accept that her husband Harley was battling Parkinson’s disease.

‘I’ve gone through a phase of being angry because I’d say things like, “Oh, come on, stand up straight,” or “Your voice…”; He knew what it was, he had been diagnosed,” the 62-year-old said.

‘I knew what was happening but I found it difficult to accept it. And now I feel like I’m on the path to acceptance, or that radical acceptance, as we talked about.’

She continued: ‘Some days that’s a phrase I’m trying to live by and other days I feel it. But now we’re both on the same page. For a while I was fighting against it.

Amanda Keller has admitted she felt “angry” when she found out her husband was seriously ill. The WSFM radio host told this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine that it took her a long time to accept that her husband Harley was battling Parkinson’s disease. Photographed in Stellar

Amanda revealed last October that her husband Harley Oliver has suffered from Parkinson’s disease for years.

He shared the news during an episode of his Double A Chattery podcast.

The breakfast radio host, who has been married to Oliver since 1989, explained that her husband was diagnosed about six years ago, but the couple had only now decided to speak publicly about the disease.

Parkinson’s is an incurable brain disorder characterized by uncontrollable movements, including tremors, rigidity, and challenges with balance and coordination.

Unfortunately, Parkinson’s symptoms tend to worsen over time.

Amanda Keller reveals her anger as she struggled to accept

‘I’ve gone through a phase of being angry because I’d say things like, “Oh, come on, stand up straight,” or “Your voice…”; He knew what it was, he had been diagnosed,” the 62-year-old said. In the photo she is with her husband, whom she married in 1989.

In January, Amanda collapsed during her Jonesy and Amanda WSFM breakfast show due to her husband’s illness.

She was in the middle of an Australia Day segment alongside co-host Brendan Jones when she shared a personal message.

The pair were talking about ‘great feel-good Australian songs’ for their Australia Day-themed Fight for Your Flashback segment when Amanda burst into tears.

After selecting ‘The Best Years of Our Lives’, a 1982 song by Australian singer Richard Clapton, as her ‘feel good’ tune, Amanda was left breathless.

“As I get older, I see this song differently,” he began.

‘There’s a lyric here (in the song) and I think of Harley who is going through health battles.

‘It says, ‘I wish time would stop 10 years ago.’

And he continued: ‘I’m learning little by little that life always changes.

“Don’t waste your time, but this is a lesson for all of us, whether your children leave home or your parents pass away, we all have our challenges, but let’s hold on to every moment because it is so precious.”

Read more in this week's issue of Stellar Magazine

Read more in this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine

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