Vic Reeves reveals he has a benign brain tumour

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This has left him completely deaf in his left ear

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Comedian Vic Reeves has revealed that he has an inoperable but non-cancerous brain tumor that has left him completely deaf in one ear.

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to speak on Adam Buxton PodcastIn this article, Reeves revealed that he has a vestibular schwannoma, a type of non-cancerous brain tumor that can also be known as an acoustic neuroma.

In interviews, Reeves said the tumor is the size of a grapefruit, and although currently “completely benign,” should be monitored through routine MRI scans.

“I’ve got a vestibular schwannoma—it’s a tumor in my head,” he told Buxton. “I’ve gone completely deaf, 100 percent deaf, in the left ear, and it’ll never come back. It’s dead — completely gone.”

“It’s gentle,” he said. “They can’t remove it – they can shrink it or they can drop it and keep track of it, and that’s what they’re doing.

Speaking of his later deafness, Reeves said: “Because I like to go out bird watching, I never know where the birds are because I can hear them, but I don’t know in which direction they are. Huh.”

“If an airplane flies or a car comes, I don’t know where it is.”

Elsewhere, Reeves’ comedy partner Bob Mortimer confirmed that the pair’s upcoming comedy film about Michael Jackson’s gloves will move to next year.

film title glove, received financial backing three years ago with director Tim Kirkby, who has previously worked with fleabag, on the summit. But the production of the film is yet to proceed.

“We’re filming it in March,” Mortimer said. “He [Jackson] There was a training glove and few people knew about it, but it gave him his special powers to enter the globe and got a collector and we are hoping to be a big star in it.

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