Sunday 28 May 2017

Irish Apprentice star Dillon St Paul recovering from brain surgery

Dillon St Paul recovering following brain surgery. Image: dillonstpaul.com
Dillon St Paul recovering following brain surgery. Image: dillonstpaul.com
Dillon St. Paul was a contestant on The Apprentice (BBC/PA)
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Irish reality star Dillon St Paul has revealed that he is recovering from brain surgery after a tumour caused him to have a seizure two weeks ago.

St Paul, who was a contestant in The Apprentice last year, took to his website to share the news that he had undergone emergency brain surgery.

The art director detailed that he was at work when the incident occurred.

"My left hand felt like it was moving in thick jelly and my speech froze...The single most terrifying thing you can ever imagine," he said.

Dillon St. Paul was a contestant on The Apprentice (BBC/PA)
Dillon St. Paul was a contestant on The Apprentice (BBC/PA)

"The left side of my face felt like it was melting and being pulled to the floor like gooey molasses."

After being taken to hospital by ambulance, St Paul underwent a CT and MRI scan to reveal "a low-grade glioma tumour" located on the right side of his brain, which he was told was "easily operable."

St Paul said he woke up in a "world of pain" following the surgery.

"During that first night I genuinely felt like I was dying."

The Dubliner said that he is now recovering at home and is "re-evaluating what's really important."

"I thought The Apprentice was the hardest thing I’d ever done and now that seems ridiculous – it was just a TV show with some really mean people in a boardroom. Now I know life is too short, so be nice!"

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