The Living Room star, Barry Du Bois has opened up about his terminal cancer diagnosis.
The 58-year-old media personality candidly confessed it’s easier to find balance in life, ‘when you’re given a date it might end.’
Speaking to The Sun-Herald this week, Barry said: ‘A lot of people take life for granted and when you’re given a date when it might end, it becomes easier to see where the balance is required.’
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‘People take life for granted!’ The Living Room’s Barry Du Bois reflects on his terminal cancer diagnosis and says it’s easier to find balance ‘when you’re given a date it might end’
Barry went on to explain he’s likely working harder than the average person on his fitness, diet and medication routine in light of his health battle.
‘I live with cancer,’ Barry told the publication before adding: ‘I work probably harder than the average person on my fitness, my diet, my medication routine.
‘I know how important it is to have quality time with my children and wife.’
‘I know how important it is to have quality time with my children and wife’: Barry spoke about the importance of spending quality time with his family in light of his health battle (pictured with his family and wife Leonie Carol Tobler)
Family: Barry is father to six-year-old twins Arabella and Bennett, who he shares with wife Leonie Carol Tobler
Barry is father to six-year-old twins Arabella and Bennett, who he shares with wife Leonie Carol Tobler.
Barry was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, affecting the blood and bone marrow, and was told by doctors he might not live to see his 58th birthday, which was in July this year.
The author recently survived a ‘double lethal dose’ of chemotherapy after dozens of tumours spread through his pelvis and spine.
He has said in previous interviews, that he has chosen not to tell the children about his ongoing diagnosis.
Heartbreak: He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, affecting the blood and bone marrow, and was told by doctors he might not live to see his 58th birthday, which was last month
‘S*** no, I don’t want to go. But let’s not kid ourselves. I don’t think I’m dying,’ the Living Room host revealed to New Idea.
He told the publication: ‘None of us gets out of here alive, but I don’t think I’m going to die. I believe in myself and I will instill in my children the same self-belief.’
The television personality also revealed that it was touch and go back in February when he contracted tinea – a fungal infection commonly known as ‘athlete’s foot’.
Thankfully, the presenter pulled through after receiving emergency care from the team at Sydney’s St Vincent’s hospital.
‘I thought I was gone,’ he admitted. ‘It was the dumbest thing. A bit of tinea between my toes had caused an infection that could’ve hit me in the heart.’
The Network Ten star has written a book called Life Force: An Unforgettable Story of Living with Cancer, in which he opens up about his healthy way of living that helped him to beat multiple myeloma the first time.
Protecting them? He has said in previous interviews, that he has chosen not to tell the children of his ongoing diagnosis