Thursday 29 September 2016

'I can't wait to get stuck back in' - Bobby Kerr returns to Newstalk after six-week hiatus for cancer treatment

Sasha Brady

Published 14/01/2016 | 14:09

Ill: Bobby Kerr has been diagnosed with cancer
Ill: Bobby Kerr has been diagnosed with cancer

Popular broadcaster will return to Newstalk's flagship weekend business show, Down to Business, this Saturday.

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Following his announcement in November that he would be taking a break for health reasons, the broadcaster is delighted to be back on air stating: "I’m thrilled to be back in the studio, I’m raring to go.

"We’ve an exciting schedule planned for the next few weeks and I can’t wait to get stuck in”.

Kerr (55), publicy announced back in November that he would be taking a six-week break from radio as he underwent cancer treatment.

He said the motivation behind his public announcement was to urge other men to "get themselves checked" and said that his changes of beating the disease have been improved “incrementally” as it was detected early.

"Before I go, there's something of a slightly personal nature," he told listeners of his Saturday morning radio show.

Entrepreneur Bobby Kerr
Entrepreneur Bobby Kerr

"Guess what? I've currently been diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck and I'm undergoing treatment to make myself better.

"Why am I telling you this? What you might consider a very personal piece of news? The reason is simple. It's Movember. It's men's health month, get yourself checked - I did."

"I have a very serious disease, it's been caught early. It's only in one place and because it's been caught early, my chances of beating this increase incrementally. That's why I'm telling you guys, you should go out there and get yourself checked."   

This Saturday Bobby will be discussing the business of gyms and the business of 1916 and will be joined by Tayto Park owner and Largo Foods chairperson Raymond Coyne.

Bobby Kerr has presented Down To Business for the past six years, reaching over 100,000 listeners every week. The businessman turned broadcaster owns the Insomnia Coffee Company franchise and also appeared on RTE's Dragon's Den.

Down To Business on airs on Newstalk 106-108fm every Saturday from 10am-12noon.

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