Paul Holmes dismisses death rumour as "rubbish"

By APNZ


Veteran broadcaster Paul Holmes says rumours he has been given only weeks to live are ``rubbish''.

Holmes was responding to suggestions on a television blog that he has been diagnosed with terminal congenital heart failure.

The blogger, Regan wrote on throng.co.nz on Wednesday he had heard a rumour Holmes ``had been given only weeks to live''.

The website said neither TVNZ, Q&A producer Tim Watkin or Paul Holmes' wife Deborah would talk to them about it.

Regan said Holmes appeared on current affairs show Q+A ``looking and sounding rather unwell'' on Sunday.

``Paul thrives on the big interviews but this time he lacked his usual energy,'' he wrote.

However Holmes said the rumours were ``rubbish''.

``Nothing is really wrong with me,'' Holmes told The Diary in today's Herald.

Earlier this month he was re-admitted to Hawke's Bay Hospital for observation after a bladder infection.

``The prostate cancer came back a bit and gave me a bit of a worry, but that's the extent of it. I'm fine.''

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