Walker’s face paralysed by illness
Chris Walker has partial paralysis of the face caused by a disease known as Bell’s Palsy.
One of his eyes doesn’t blink, he can’t move his lips or swallow properly. He’s having to wear a patch over the affected eye.
Obviously, if things don’t improve, Friday’s Valencia WSB test is off the agenda. But 50 per cent of sufferers make a swift and total recovery.
Walker said: " It’s just another thing to add to the doom and gloom of the past year – I can’t believe this has happened like this.
" I only went to see a mate in hospital after a motocross crash and ended up being admitted and treated for this Bell’s Palsy thing. "
The condition affects one in 5000 people.
Walker added: " I have obviously spoken to the doctors a lot to try and find out as much as possible but they keep telling me there is not a lot they can do.
" I am taking every medication they are giving me to try and get this sorted out as soon as possible but I don’t think I am going to make it out to Spain for this test.
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