BBC broadcaster Simon Warr shared a health update with his 4,000 Twitter followers last night. The That’ll Teach ‘Em headmaster said he was battling “a very serious health condition” in a moving post.
He said it was likely to be his last update on the micro-blogging site, after seeking care in a hospice.
The small screen star stated that a close friend would share the “outcome” with his loyal followers in the sad update.
Simon went on to thank people for their support before writing: “Goodbye to you all.”
“Dear friends/followers, I’m unlikely to be on Twitter again,” he had started, in the message which has since sparked nearly 5,000 likes.
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Simon continued: “As some know already, I have a very serious health condition & am now receiving care in a hospice.
“I have asked a close friend to let you know the outcome, but I’d like to thank you all for your friendship & support.”
He went on: “I like to think that my legacy will be a greater awareness of the human costs of false sexual allegations & wrongful convictions.
“It is a comfort to know that my book Presumed Guilty has been useful for so many who have faced this ordeal & for their families.
Simon then captioned it: “Too many of us have had these traumatic experiences at the hands of the police & CPS.
“Imagine being on bail for 672 days. Career effectively over, home of 30 years lost, name smeared in the media. Even when acquitted, the damage lasts for life.”
He had a successful career in the education sector teaching foreign languages to secondary school-age pupils before moving into media.
Simon then rose to fame as a broadcaster on BBC radio, which began in 1999, and television followed.