Bradley Walsh reveals hidden health condition that changes his appearance
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Bradley Walsh reveals he's battling a health condition that changes the way he looks. The Chase host suffers "seriously bad" from blepharitis, a medical condition which causes the eyes to become red and swollen.
After fans began questioning his changing appearance, Bradley recently told This Morning: “People don’t realise I have seriously bad blepharitis. I have to take one pill a day for it or I really struggle."
Bradley also revealed that he will need to undergo an operation on his eyes at some point in the future.
“So many times, people have commented on how I look. But they don’t realise. If I take medication though, I’m fine," he continued.
The condition is not usually serious but it can lead to other problems, such as dry eyes, cysts and conjunctivitis if it's not treated.
Bradley's health admission comes a year after he revealed that he had overhauled his lifestyle after doctors warned him he could die of heart disease.
The 61 year old explained that his father died aged 59 of heart failure and he was shocked into giving up alcohol and changing his diet.
Bradley has explained how he was a “time bomb” as he discovered he had high cholesterol following a series of medical tests.
He told The Sun on Sunday: “I had a hang-up because my father, Daniel, died at the age of 59.
“I had it in the back of my mind that I just had to get past my dad’s age. So turning 60 was a bit of milestone.
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“I was 33 when he passed away. I’d just done the Royal Variety Show performance which helped launch my career, but my dad died from heart failure two weeks after that and never got to see it.”
Bradley also revealed that he has hereditary high cholesterol through his mother Margaret.
"I’m not on statins but what my heart guy said was: ‘Look, Brad, if you start training, all that (cholesterol) will drop. You need to get fit’.
“I was a time bomb. I was quite lucky in regards to the calcium test but my doctor said I produce too much cholesterol. It’s a silent killer.”
Bradley revealed the wakeup call was given to him just before lockdown and he has since managed to loose 10lbs.
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