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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Viz creator Simon Donald tells how he discovered he had multiple sclerosis while on camera
Simon Donald, 50, was filming a documentary about the condition in 2009 when he found out he had MS himself
Viz creator Simon Donald has been talking about the moment he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis - on camera.
The comedian, who founded the cult comic with his brother Chris, was presenting a documentary aiming to lead viewers through the process and tests a person would go through if it was suspected they had MS.
Simon was asked to present it because his mother had lived with MS since he was was born in 1964. But he never imagined that he too would test positive.
“You couldn’t really have made it up,” he said. “I turned up to get the results of the tests with a film crew and the next thing, they were telling me that I did in fact have MS.