Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers reveals he has cancer: 'I may be a baldy biker for a while'

The Hairy Biker told listeners and Si King on their podcast he would be taking some time away for chemotherapy

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Hairy Biker Dave Myers has tragically revealed he is suffering with cancer and will be taking some time away.

Talking on their podcast The Hairy Bikers – Agony Uncles, Dave told co-host Si King he would be fine and promised to be a happy person despite the diagnosis.

"I haven't been too well recently and basically, I've got to have some chemo, you know all this anyway, so this year is going to be a bit quiet for me.

"I'm not going to be filming, some of the festivals I'm not going to be able to go to, some may be okay but this year's a bit of a write off for us.

"I have had to speak up about this because I don't want to hide under a rock, but I would love it if people respected my privacy and just let me get on with it and give Si and our team all the support they need, that would be great.

The Hairy Bikers
The Hairy Bikers

"But look, the prognosis is okay, I'm going to be fine."

He continued: "I've just got to tuck in, look after myself, eat sensibly and get over this mess, flog books, and be a happy person so within that, that's where I am.

"I may be a baldy biker for a while so it's just a warning, I don't want to make a fuss about it, I look alright bald actually."

Undated handout photo issued by Comic Relief of Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers supporting Red Nose Day 2021, wearing a themed Comic Relief apron featuring Pixar characters.
Undated handout photo issued by Comic Relief of Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers supporting Red Nose Day 2021, wearing a themed Comic Relief apron featuring Pixar characters.

He joked: "I may be a baldy biker for a while."

Myers did not specify the type of cancer he is suffering from.

Co-host and Hairy Biker King, responded to his friend’s candid revelation, saying: “No, listen, when I first met you, dude, you looked like an upside-down Hells Angel so I like that look, I’ve always liked that look, you look cool.”

To which Myers replied: “Yeah, I know, and under different circumstances I would embrace it more, I feel, but under these circumstances it’s simply something I have to live with. Get on with it and crack on.”

Myers has previously spoken about health struggles, including discovering he had glaucoma – an eye condition that can lead to blindness.

In 2018 Myers revealed he had originally dismissed the condition as a bad hangover.

King has also spoken openly about suffering from a brain aneurysm in 2014, which he later said he was only able to survive due to considerable weight loss.

After meeting in 1995, Myers and King gained popularity as the Hairy Bikers, with Myers later appearing on Strictly Come Dancing.