Chris Kamara, 63, expressed his concerns about his health on a previous episode of Steph’s Packed Lunch. Today, he revealed that after undergoing a brain scan and a blood test, he was told he has an underactive thyroid. Speaking to Steph McGovern, he said his wife Anne grew concerned when he couldn’t remember information about his own album on The One Show.
The football pundit said his mind went completely blank at the time when quizzed by hosts Alex Jones and Michael Ball.
After growing fears, he said he is finally relieved to know what the problem is.
He said: “What I’m suffering with is a swollen tongue, which causes you to slur your words.
“It slows down, not your thoughts, your thoughts are there but transferring those thoughts to the mouth, to talk coherently.”
The former footballer is now taking medication and said he is looking forward to getting back to his old self.
Chris went on to admit he is “embarrassed” by his brain fog but acknowledged “so many people worse off than me”.
He added he isn’t sure when the “fog” could come on.
According to the NHS, an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is usually treated by taking daily hormone replacement tablets called levothyroxine.
Levothyroxine replaces the thyroxine hormone, which your thyroid does not make enough of.
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