Hairy Biker Dave Myers praises ‘indispensable’ friend Si King for supporting him through cancer
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 10, 2022 - 10:24PM
They’ve been working together since the late 1990s (Picture: Twitter/Getty)

Hairy Biker has praised his friend Si King for helping him through his .

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The star, 64, revealed his diagnosis with the disease on his podcast with his co-star earlier this year, but reassured fans that the ‘prognosis is ok’ and that he’s ‘going to be fine’.

Speaking of throughout his illness, Dave hailed Si, 55, as ‘indispensable’ and said he has been accompanying him to hospital appointments, as well as cooking him meals to store in his freezer.

Dave told: ‘The very first week before all the treatment started you have a week of going round hospitals, it was enormous pressure on Lil my partner, but Si was the one who drove me around for a week.’

Offering an update on his condition, he said: ‘I’m doing alright, I wouldn’t say I was the best I’ve ever been, I’ve had quite a lot of chemotherapy but it’s working.

The TV chef is trying to maintain a positive outlook (Picture: Oliver Dixon/Shutterstock)
The Hairy Biker has been taking his friend to appointments (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

‘The numbers are going in the right direction, my hair is growing back, my beard is coming back.’

Dave also praised his fans for sending him ‘encouraging’ messages online, especially when the loss of his hair during the second round of chemo was difficult to deal with.

‘It’s encouraged me that it’s time to stick my head above the parapet a bit.’

He also noted that it felt ‘very funny being anonymous all of a sudden’ after he shaved the rest of his hair off.

He maintained his sense of humour when announcing his diagnosis, warning people that he might be a ‘bald biker’ for a while.

The chef married Liliana Orzac in 2011 (Picture: Instagram)

Despite trying to keep his spirits up, however he added that ‘you can’t ignore the dark times.’

‘There are times when you curl up and cry,’ he admitted. ‘My message was positive not knowing what was to come.’

Dave confessed his ‘life will never be the same’ but his cancer his also inspired him to have a different outlook.

‘You appreciate everything a bit more. I often say to Lil, “I’ll never whinge again love”.’

Macmillan cancer support

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