'She isn't well' Jonathan Ross' daughter diagnosed with 'debilitating' health condition


Jonathan Ross, 60, has said that one of his three children has recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a “long-term condition that causes pain all over the body”, as described by the NHS. The TV host spoke on Good Morning Britain today and shared how his family’s annual Halloween party had now been cancelled, so they can focus on caring for their daughter Betty, 30.

Ross said: “Really, it’s being cautious as much as anything.

“One of our children isn’t well, one of our children had Covid at the beginning of the pandemic and they thought she had long Covid, but it’s now been diagnosed as fibromyalgia which is quite debilitating, so she’s back home with us and we’re looking after her.

“She’s upstairs in the bedroom and I thought, ‘I can’t in good conscience have a big loud fun party downstairs and one of my children is locked in a room upstairs’. It would be like something out of a horror novel.

“So really, just out of a good conscience, we’re not going to do it, but hopefully next year we’ll be back.”

Ross shares three adult children with his wife Jane Goldman – Betty, 30, Harvey, 27, and Honey, 24.

He added that he did not want to host a coronavirus “superspreading event” and potentially disrupt the entertainment world.

“We always have a couple of hundred people to the party and as you know, about half of them are from showbusiness,” he added.

“So if we had a party and it spread through that, we’d probably wipe out half the shows on TV for the next couple of weeks which I would not want to be guilty of.”

“There’s always a lot of weird feelings that come with a new diagnosis, but this one overall feels like a relief. It feels like my pain is being acknowledged, and that with this diagnosis I can better find ways of managing my pain.

“To all my fellow fibromyalgia baddies, feel free to drop your fave fibro tips in the comments (I’ll be putting some in there, but I’m still new to the game so idk how helpful mine will be).”(sic)

Along with the post Betty shared photos of her looking glamorous in a halterneck green top, leaving little to the imagination.

She continued: “Anyways, enjoy these pictures of me looking hot and vacant.

“DISCLAIMER: these pictures are not proof that I am better.

“When I put up my birthday pictures with a caption talking about how ill I was I still got comments saying, ‘I’m glad you’re all better now.’

“Being able to look hot and put on makeup doesn’t make my illnesses go away (unfortunately). I know these comments are meant in good faith but they are upsetting for me and can be upsetting for other chronically ill people to see. 

“Anyone who comments something like that, I will delete your comment and possibly block you if you’re a repeat offender, ty.”(sic)



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