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Shaun Thy-roider

Being Shaun Ryder must come with its up and downs. It's not easy trying to stay on the straight and narrow when you're best known for being a nineties hellraiser. But while his stint in the celebrity jungle showed the dad of six to be a clean living, genial soul, the ex Happy Monday put his recent health problems down to past caning. In particular a problem with his short term memory. Shaun, that's what we would have diagnosed too....

‘I thought it was just the demands of a young family or my age catching up with me, especially as my memory wasn’t good either. I would walk into the kitchen and forget why I had gone in there,' he said. Unluckily, he also piled on the pounds. ‘I put on a couple of stone, even though I was not doing anything differently. My hair was thinning and my eyebrows fell out. I thought I’d just have to learn to live with it.’

Sounds like the perils of ageing, right? Wrong. Fortunately, Mr Ryder has now been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid. So all those nasty reviewers who said it didn't look like he was 'making an effort' at a recent London Gorillaz gig, leave the man alone...

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