By Alex Glenn • 20 March 2022 • 13:20
Chris Kamara heartbreakingly addresses his “slurred” speech during Soccer Saturday appearance.
Concerned viewers took to Twitter after the Sky Sports star Chris Kamara had issues during this weekend’s Soccer Saturday appearance.
Chris revealed to fans that he is suffering from apraxia of speech. Worried viewers quickly took to Twitter to ask if he was okay.
One person tweeted: “Is Chris Kamara unwell?? Very slurred speech on Sky Sports.”
Another viewer said: “Take care @chris_kammy hope your ok [sic], not your usual self.”
One fan begged him to ask for help if he needs it and said: “Kammy are you ok mate?”
“Noticing you’re not at your best today. And I don’t mean that in an offensive way. If you’re struggling mate please get some help or talk to someone.”
Kamara took to Twitter and revealed to fans: “Just wanted to let a few of you know who tweeted me today that I am ok ish.”
He went on to add: “Alongside my Thyroid problem I have developed Apraxia of Speech & have been working to get my speech back to normal.
“Some days it can be a little slow and some days it’s normal. Hopefully I can beat this!”
Sky Sports presenter David Jones sent his love and said: “You’re a hero to me and so many others Kammy sending love”.
According to ASHA.org: “To speak, messages must go from your brain to your mouth. These messages tell the muscles how and when to move to make sounds. When you have apraxia of speech, the messages do not get through correctly due to brain damage. You might not be able to move your lips or tongue the right way to say sounds. Sometimes, you might not be able to speak at all.
“Apraxia of speech is sometimes called acquired apraxia of speech, verbal apraxia, or dyspraxia. It is a motor speech disorder. You can also have apraxia in other parts of your body, like in your arms or legs. This is called limb apraxia.”
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