MIRIAM Margolyes has revealed she is living with spinal stenosis, osteoporosis, asthma and a leaky bladder.
The ‘Call The Midwife’ and This Morning agony aunt revealed she suffers from several health issues, including spinal stenosis and osteoporosis, and as the conditions worsen she will have to accept that her mobility will be limited and she’ll have to rely on a wheelchair to get around.
Miriam, 82, said: “Soon I’m going to be in a wheelchair because I’ve got spinal stenosis. I’ve got all kinds of things wrong with me, and I’m going to need a carer, and carers are expensive.
“So that’s why I’m trying to make as much money now as I possibly can. I’m still working. I’m often in pain. I have a leaky bladder. I’ve got asthma, I’ve got osteoporosis.
“But I’m still here and you just have to do the best you can.”
Miriam is certainly busy with work with a new autobiography out and a voice role as alien Meep The Beep in ‘Doctor Who’.
The actress has had parts in ‘Blackadder’, ‘Babe’ and the ‘Harry Potter’ films, but she is thrilled to have finally landed a role in the iconic sci-fi series, in which she will make her first appearance in the 60th anniversary specials.
She said: “I’m relieved I got to work on ‘Doctor Who’ before I died. With sci-fi you never know. Thank you for making an old woman very happy.”
‘Doctor Who’ will air three anniversary special episodes this November, featuring the returning David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor and Catherine Tate back as companion Donna Noble.
The first of the three specials will be ‘The Star Beast’, while the second is ‘Wild Blue Yonder’ and the third is ‘The Giggle’.