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Comedian Rosie Jones on living with ‘brain damage’ condition – ‘It’s not affected me’ – Express

Thursday, 1 September, 2022

Comedian Rosie Jones on living with ‘brain damage’ condition – ‘It’s not affected me’ – Express

Rosie Jones: The comedian was born with ataxic cerebral palsy (Image: Getty)

 
The star made the leap from TV researcher (for panel shows like BBC's Would I Lie To You) to comedian and has since starred on numerous comedy panel shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats and QI. But using her natural talents as a comedian, Jones also acts as a figurehead for disabled, gay women, which she describes as a “powerful opportunity”. Often incorporating her disability into her stand up routines, Jones doesn’t let the challenges that her condition creates stand in her way.

“I have cerebral palsy, but I find that quite an annoying term. It literally means 'brain damage',” she said in a 2021 interview.

“Mine affects my speech and my walking, and when I write something it looks like a Victorian ghost child has done it. But apart from being a little bit slow, it’s not affected me in the slightest.

Read more at: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1662181/rosie-jones-health-ataxic-cerebral-palsy-symptoms-treatment

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