Paul Daniels diagnosed with 'incurable' brain tumour
Paul Daniels has been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour, his family has announced
Paul Daniels has been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour.
The great British entertainer and magician has been given the sad news
by doctors that he has terminal cancer of the brain, his family has
His wife and stage assistant Debbie McGee has taken to Twitter today
(20.02.16) and posted the words "with sadness", beside a link to a
statement on the home page of Paul's website.
The statement reads: "We can confirm that one of our greatest
magicians and entertainers of all times, Paul Daniels, has sadly been
diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour.
"On behalf of Paul, Debbie and their families, we thank you for your
kind concerns and support at this sad time and ask that their privacy
continues to be respected. There will be no further comments at this
Paul - whose real name is Newton Edward Daniels - hails from
Middlesbrough and became one of the biggest stars on television after
getting his own Sunday night primetime show 'Paul Daniels' Blackpool Bonanza' in 1978.
He presented much loved game shows 'Wipe Out' and 'Odd One Out', and
in 2010 competed in 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
Messages of support and well wishes are flooding in for the star.
Fellow Magic Circle member and TV presenter Steve Allen tweeting: "Sad
news about Paul Daniels. Love to him and Debbie xxx"