Ben Fordham is closing his radio show for the rest of the year to spend more time with terminally ill father after his & # 39; throat cancer has returned & # 39;
- Ben Fordham is finishing his radio show to be with his father John
- The presenter said his father's condition had deteriorated over the past month
- Fordham said the doctor had told his father that his fight against diseases would not continue & # 39;
- The journalist, 42, said he had asked producers to take time off his show
Ben Fordham is completing his radio show for the rest of the year to spend time with his cancer-stricken father.
The journalist, 42, told his 2GB listeners on Thursday that he was going out to be with his father John – whose throat cancer has worsened last month.
The presenter revealed that doctors had told his father that his fight against the disease would not continue & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I spent with him today and actually made the decision late yesterday that I should complete the radio program at the end of today or tomorrow and that will be it for the year, & # 39; said Fordham.
& # 39; It (the cancer) has been around for a few years. He has had a few periods with it. He beat it and then it came back and recently it came back. & # 39;
Fordham said he took his father to the Australian Commercial Radio Awards last month, but his condition had deteriorated in three to four weeks.
& # 39; I realize how much he & # 39; staffed at night to come to Brisbane to be there for me, & he said.
The journalist said that he had asked producers in his radio program Wednesday night to take some time off from the program.
Fordham revealed in June that John Fordham's cancer had returned.
Ben Fordham is busy the rest of the year with his breakfast radio show to spend time with his cancer-stricken father (shown together at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards last month)
The presenter interviewed his father about it Sky News – discussing his career in the media and his cancer.
Ben explained to viewers that John first suspected that he had cancer during a family vacation in 2017.
& # 39; I remember my sister Sarah saying, "Oh, what's in your neck?" and you said to her, "Oh, it's a tense muscle or something," said Ben.
However, the bump in John's neck turned out to be slightly more serious.
& # 39; That was a shock, nobody wants to get that news & # 39 ;, John said about the first diagnosis.
The journalist, 42, told his 2GB listeners on Thursday that he stepped aside to be with his father John – whose throat cancer has worsened in the past month (shown together in June)
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