Newswire (Published: Thursday, February 20, 2020, Received: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 3:44:31 AM CST)
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The veteran comedian, 80, said during an appearance on ITV’s Good Morning Britain that he is going to “try and beat it”.
He said men can be too “shy” to get tested as he urged viewers: “All men out there watching, and all wives, get your husbands to go for the tests. I think after 50, just have a test, let them have a look at you.
“You will be relieved and be with your families for extra years.”
He added: “I feel great. I’m on the telly and I’m having a good time.
“What do I do? Do I say ‘No. I haven’t got it’? Own up.”
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“He said I’ve had this done and he told me ‘You’ll get bloods shown’.”
He added: “Boys, go. It is embarrassing. The fella said to me ‘We’re going to give you the thumbs up’. I said ‘I hope not’. He roared laughing.”
Tarbuck, who said the cancer has not spread, added: “I’m having injections and taking tablets and then I take a yearly cycle.”
The entertainer revealed earlier this month that he was going to be tested for the disease the day after his 80th birthday with a biopsy.
He told the Mirror: “The thought of having prostate cancer is scary, but I am determined to face it head on – and that’s because of learning that
Tarbuck, who rose to fame in the 1960s and was known for hosting variety shows including Sunday Night At The London Palladium, also talked about going on tour again.
He said: “I love the work, I hate the travelling... The people are very nice.”