Uncle Chaps Of Barstool Has Parkinson’s: The Details
Uncle Chaps of Barstool Sports revealed that he has Parkinson’s on Saturday evening.
Chaps is unquestionably one of the more likable sports media personalities on the web, so his news was met with a fair amount of concern. Not because there aren’t plenty of cases of people with Parkinson’s going on to live reasonably normal lives, which will hopefully be the case here, but simply because it is always sad to see a good person deal with a scary medical condition.
“Being told I have early Parkinson’s isn’t where I thought I’d be,” he tweeted Saturday.
“It’s embarrassing and difficult. I’ll be as honest as I can be about this journey. Pride wise, it’s a killer. I’m a proud man and I don’t like people seeing me struggle. Those struggles will be obvious.”
On Sunday, Chaps offered some follow-up tweets.
“Promise this wont be all I’ll talk about soon. But, one more thing,” he wrote.
“If everyone in the world felt the overwhelming support that people like me do when they face a speed bump, the world would be a lot better place. Thank you for the messages, texts, calls. Im beyond grateful.”
Chaps did not stop there, though.
“I turned my phone off last night and woke up to rip a long piss at like 2:30am,” he wrote.
“I went through my texts and messages. It was a shock, to say the least. I’m a lucky man. I shared bad news and got tons of support and sex from my hot ass wife. I’ll be ok. Game on.”
Chaps’ original message got wishes of support from media personalities that sometimes have had a lukewarm relationship with Barstool Sports like Katie Nolan and Elika Sadeghi. It served as a good reminder that random online beefs between various Twitter factions aren’t really as important as they can sometimes seem in the moment.