Hairy Bikers Star Dave Myers Revealed Secret Health Battle Weeks Before Death at 66

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Renowned chef and television personality Dave Myers, famously known as one-half of the Hairy Bikers duo, disclosed a private health struggle just weeks before his passing at the age of 66. Myers, hailing from Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, shared that doctors diagnosed him with anorexia while he battled cancer.

His death, confirmed by his close friend and co-star Simon ‘Si’ King, occurred on Wednesday night after a courageous fight against cancer, the details of which Myers had kept private. Si King took to social media to announce Myers’ peaceful passing and express his devastation over the loss.

Dave Myers Faced Several Health Challenges

Myers, who refrained from specifying the type of cancer he battled, had commenced chemotherapy treatment in May 2022. Despite his health challenges, he persisted in his professional endeavors, taking a brief hiatus before returning to film their latest series, “The Hairy Bikers Go West.”

During a poignant moment on the show, Myers revealed his anorexia diagnosis but shared that his weight had stabilized, providing him with a sense of relief amid his cancer treatment. He expressed gratitude for the support received from his co-star and friend, Si King, throughout his health journey.

Moreover, Myers recounted how chemotherapy affected his balance, initially causing concern about his ability to ride a motorcycle again. However, through perseverance and physiotherapy, he overcame the obstacle, symbolizing his resilience and determination.

Si King, reflecting on Myers’ unwavering commitment to their work despite his health battles, praised his friend’s courage and energy. He emphasized the significance of Myers’ presence in the latest series, describing it as particularly special due to his health struggles.

In a heartfelt tribute, Si King bid farewell to his cherished friend, expressing deep sorrow over his loss and acknowledging the profound impact Myers had on his life. He highlighted Myers’ enduring love for his wife, Lili, and her children, as well as their unwavering bond over decades of friendship.

The passing of Dave Myers marks the end of an era for fans of the Hairy Bikers, leaving behind a legacy of culinary excellence and camaraderie. As tributes pour in from across the globe, his memory will endure as a beacon of warmth and inspiration in the culinary world.


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