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Only Fool and Horses Patrick Murray who played Mickey Pearce cancels show over lung disease

Only Fools and Horses actor Patrick Murray has revealed he is fighting lung disease.

Murray, who played Rodney Trotter’s sidekick Mickey Pearce in the BBC sitcom, is suffering from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a lung condition that can leave patients struggling to breathe.

The 61-year-old was due to take part in a charity bus trip to Margate to pay homage to the show’s classic 1989 special ‘The Jolly Boys’ Outing’. 

But he has had to pull out so he can be treated for ‘breathing difficulties’. 

Patrick Murray (pictured this year) who played Rodney Trotter’s sidekick Mickey Pearce in the BBC sitcom, is suffering from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

His agent Mark Neale told The Daily Star: ‘Pat was really disappointed to let so many people down, but he is having treatment and hopes to arrange it again later in the year.’

The actor, who married his wife Anong, 36, in Pattaya, Thailand in 2016, also has a two-year-old daughter, Josie.

Last year they were dragged into a visa row after the Home Office denied his mother and daughter’s application to come to the UK. 

The 61-year-old (pictured as Mickey Pearce in 2001) was due to take part in a charity bus trip to Margate to pay homage to the show's classic 1989 special 'The Jolly Boys' Outing'

The 61-year-old (pictured as Mickey Pearce in 2001) was due to take part in a charity bus trip to Margate to pay homage to the show’s classic 1989 special ‘The Jolly Boys’ Outing’

He currently lives in Gravesend, Kent, an hour’s drive from Margate, where he hoped to recreate the magic of the boys’ day out from 1989. Now he has postponed the event until October.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties.

It mainly affects middle-aged people or the elderly, particularly those who smoke.   

The breathing problems tend to get gradually worse over time and can limit your normal activities, although treatment can help keep the condition under control.

Murray (pictured with wife Anong, 36) has had to pull out so he can be treated for 'breathing difficulties'

Murray (pictured with wife Anong, 36) has had to pull out so he can be treated for ‘breathing difficulties’

The actor, who married his wife Anong, 36, in Pattaya, Thailand in 2016, also has a two-year-old daughter, Josie (pictured together) 

The actor, who married his wife Anong, 36, in Pattaya, Thailand in 2016, also has a two-year-old daughter, Josie (pictured together) 

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