Bob Hoskins announces acting retirement following Parkinson's
8 August 2012
Bob Hoskins has announced his retirement from acting today
following his diagnosis of Parkinson's.
We've been asked by lots of newspapers and radio stations about
what it means when someone is diagnosed. Many of you reading this
will already know.
This is what we have said to them:
There is plenty of support available for those living with Parkinson's.
If anyone would like advice or support they can call our free and confidential helpline 0808 800 0303.
Daiga Heisters, Head of Professional Engagement and Education at
Parkinson's UK, said:
"We are sorry to learn that Bob Hoskins has been diagnosed with
"He is joining 127,000 people in the UK currently living with
"Parkinson's is a progressive condition that affects everybody
differently, and can change on a daily, or even hourly, basis.
"Many people can live a full and active life with their
diagnosis of Parkinson's. However, it does affect some people
quickly and severely.
"The important thing is that there is plenty of support
available for those living with the condition.
"If anyone would like advice or support about Parkinson's they
can call our free and confidential helpline 0808 800 0303 or visit