"My voice is almost gone": Charlie Bird shares health update 3 months ago

"My voice is almost gone": Charlie Bird shares health update

The journalist has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

Charlie Bird has given his followers a heartbreaking health update.

The Irish journalist has confirmed his voice is almost gone.

Alongside an old video of Charlie and his dog Tiger, he shared the devastating news.

In the video, Charlie is singing 'happy birthday' to his sweet dog at his family home.

He previously revealed Tiger got him through some of the darkest moments of his life.

"Someone found this on Twitter recently. I put it up a few years ago. In a way, it is a stark reminder of how far I have now traveled.

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"Today my voice is almost gone. But thankfully Tiger can still sing.

"I will still be climbing Croagh Patrick on April 2nd," he stressed.

Charlie will be climbing Croagh Patrick on April 2nd. He will be raising funds for both Pieta and Irish Motor Neurone Disease Ireland.

Speaking about his motor neurone disease diagnosis, the journalist said: "My motor neurone disease diagnosis was devastating but I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received from the general public

"This has been a source of strength for me.

"I want to use that outpouring of support to help other people and specifically those who are also suffering from this disease and those who are suffering from thoughts of suicide and self-harm."

Charlie will be climbing Croagh Patrick with the help of his loved ones. He will be joined by Vicky Phelan, Matt Molly, Ryan Tubridy as well as other famous faces.

The public has also been encouraged to start their own fundraisers to support the charities close to Charlie's heart.

He has invited them to take part in their own 'Climb with Charlie’ on April 2nd.