Veteran DJ Bob Harris has told how LED ZEPPELIN frontman ROBERT PLANT (pictured with Harris below in 2008) “really saw me through” after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The broadcaster, dubbed Whispering Bob because of his softly-spoken style, said it was “devastating” when he was diagnosed with the “aggressive” illness.
Appearing on today’s Desert Island Discs on Radio 4, he said: “I was fortunate, very, very fortunate to catch it in time and then it was a question of arresting the growth and then treatment”.
Harris, famous for presenting The Old Grey Whistle Test on TV, told host Kirsty Young that Plant helped when he started to get ill again.
He said: “Every now and again all the readings will go shooting up and that happened to me a couple of years ago when it looked as though it really got serious again and I really needed to talk to somebody about this and I phoned Robert Plant and he offers such unbelievably good advice and he really saw me through that moment and then when we got the all clear again he said ‘fine, OK well I’m not going to be phoning you every single day now’.”
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