Paul Daniels' son returns home from Brazil to be with his father
The son of British magician Paul Daniels is returning to be with his seriously ill father
Paul Daniels' son is dashing home from Brazil to be with his seriously ill father.
The popular magician has been diagnosed with an incurable brain cancer and his heartbroken son, Martin, has flown back to the UK to be with his farther after his condition worsened.
Martin told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "The news has come as a huge shock to everybody and the family's focus is now on being there for Paul and supporting him through this time."
Paul's illness was earlier confirmed in a statement that appeared on his official website.
It read: "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, [his wife] 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 time."
Paul spent several days in hospital last week and has reportedly told medics that he wishes to be at home with his family, rather than in hospital.