Michael Sleggs has revealed he is dying of cancer and has been sent home from hospital to enjoy his final days at the age of 33. In an emotional Facebook post, the This Country actor confirmed there is no more treatment available to him in a tragic echo of his character Michael "Slugs" Slugette in the BBC 3 comedy.
Michael who slipped into a coma earlier this month after accidentally overdosing on morphine, told friends he wants to say goodbye.
The comedic star wrote: "Hi friends, as a lot of you are probably aware I've spent a lot of time in and out of hospital over the past few months.
"This last time it was decided I was reaching the end of options so they've sent me home on palliative care to live out the remainder of my days at home, no specific time limit given but deterioration has been fairly rapid. “I’ve been sleeping a lot and narrowly dodged a coma by accidentally overdosing on morphine the other day. Anyway as you can imagine this isn't the ideal way I wished things to go and my family are dealing with a lot of grief.
Just wanted to say I love everyone reading this status so much, you have all been such amazing, kind, caring people who have all touched my life in so many unique and incredible ways.Sorry if this status is too schmaltzy but not everyone has the chance to say goodbye so indulge me lol."
"Regardless of a few medical issues, I have been blessed with the best life and the best friends and aside from not following God more diligently earlier in life I don't have any regrets."