Mike Tindall meets again with dad who has Parkinson’s disease

Mike Tindall spoke about his father Philip’s fight against Parkinson’s disease as he greeted his “brilliant” wife Zara.

The 42-year-old former English rugby star got emotional after seeing dad Philip for the first time in six months.

The two could not see each other due to corona restrictions.


Mike spoke about his father’s condition (Credit: BBC)

Mike Tindall meets with Dad again

In an emotional section over the BBC breakfast this morning (Wednesday June 16), reporter Sally Nugent accompanied Mike as he reunited with his parents.

On Philip’s birthday, Mike took a chocolate cake to his parents’ house.

Read more: Mike Tindall reveals daughters’ reaction to little brother

After giving his mother and father a warm welcome, he sat down with Sally to explain how Philip had coped with the illness.

At that time he praised Zara for her “brilliant” support.

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Mike and Philip hugged when they were reunited (Image: BBC)

How is Philipp doing after the lockdown?

Mike stated that his father had suffered from the neurological disorder for nearly 20 years.

He told Sally that when his father was first diagnosed, his rugby career was in full swing and he didn’t really realize “what Parkinson’s was”.

However, around the time of his wedding to Zara – daughter of Princess Anne – in 2011, the effects of the disease began to take hold, Mike said.

And when the family chatted, it was clear that Philip had been worse off during the lockdown.

What did Mike say about Zara?

Mike then paid tribute to Ms. Zara, who he says kept him busy.

“She was brilliant,” he said.

“Somehow she understands it and it keeps me on my toes a little bit.

Read more: The Queen, who sat alone at Prince Philip’s funeral, was “hard” to see, admits Mike Tindall

“And where are we with new drugs coming out, new studies and everything else?

“Yes, she’s good at making sure I’m on my guard in what I’m trying to do.”

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