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'This Country' Star Michael Sleggs Says He's Dying Of Cancer

Michael Sleggs, who stars in BBC Three mockumentary This Country alongside friends Charlie Cooper and Daisy May Cooper, has revealed he's dying of terminal cancer and will be spending his final days at home.

The actor has struggled with his health in the past, battling cancer and heart failure.

His character, Slugs, who was based on him, was also diagnosed with the illness on the show.

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In an emotional Facebook post shared earlier this month, Michael Sleggs said: "Hi friends, as a lot of you are probably aware I've spent a lot of time in and out of hospital over the past few months.

"This last time it was decided i was reaching the end of options so they've sent me home on palliative care to live out the remainder of my days at home.

"No specific time limit has been given but deterioation has been fairly rapid. I've been sleeping a lot and narrowly dodged a coma by accidentally overdosing on morphine the other day [sic]."

He went on: "Anyway as you can imagine this isn't the ideal way I wished things to go and my family are dealing with a lot of grief. Just wanted to say I love everyone reading this status so much, you have all been such amazing, kind, caring people who have all touched my life in so many unique and incredible ways.

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"Sorry if this status is too shmaltzy but not everyone has the chance to say goodbye so indulge me lol. If you're wondering why I'm not sounding freaked out by the whole situation. Well, initially I was, but, as always in a time of crisis (should have been way before I'm ashamed to say)."

Sleggs closed the post, saying: "I turned to God and my Christian faith. Been reading the Bible daily, listening to Christian songs and sermons and its changed my entire mindset to nothing but peace and gratitude.

"Guys, regardless of a few medical issues, I have been blessed with the best life and the best friends and aside from not following God more diligently earlier in life I dont have any regrets.

"If you dont know Jesus already, my only hope is that you get to know him before you get to my state. He'll totally rock your world in the best way!"

Sleggs was recently working on a book, Memoirs Of a 90s School Boy.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: News, Celebrity News

Marianne Eloise

Marianne writes about TV, film and internet culture for Nylon, VICE, The Guardian, Vulture, Time Out and more. She was previously a staff writer at Dazed.

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