Jeroen van Merwijk cancels performances after relapse due to illness | Entertainment


The 65-year-old comedian tells his story on Facebook. “As many of you know, I was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer in February. That was after the agency “De Mannen” had managed to organize a beautiful new playlist for me for this season for the New Years with the ominous title, it is a gift, we will do it again this year ‘”, he begins his story .

“Although it initially looked bad for me, the treatment methods of the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital turned out to be unexpectedly successful. So good, in fact, that the tumors started to shrink and my blood levels improved dramatically. I was therefore convinced that, with some good will and perseverance, I should be considered capable of completing the tour of 60 performances in 5 months ”, he added.

Despite the fact that things seemed to be going better for him, he says he is too weak at the moment to continue his tour. “However, I had a big relapse last month. Although I am recovering somewhat, with a strict diet and an extremely austere lifestyle, that relapse has made a few things clear to me. One of those things is that I cannot assume that I can complete my theater tour. ”

“Right now I am too weak and have too little energy to handle the physical and mental fatigue of such exertion. I therefore had to decide, with pain in my heart, to cancel all performances for the coming season ”, said van Merwijk. Yet the comedian has not yet given up hope. “Who knows, I might end up in the future, à la Herman Finkers, with a spectacular comeback.

In the eighties and nineties, Van Merwijk worked on radio programs such as Rauhfaser, Power feed in Nails with Heads. He is known for theater programs such as There are still cards, Van Merwijk explains it one more time in I’m glad I’m not myself. In 2015 he appeared on stage with Harrie Jekkers, who made his comeback on stage with the duo performance after fifteen years.


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