Veteran broadcaster Paul Holmes says rumours he has been
given only weeks to live are "rubbish".
Holmes was responding to suggestions on a television blog
that he has been diagnosed with terminal congenital heart
The blogger, Regan wrote on throng.co.nz on Wednesday he had
heard a rumour Holmes "had been given only weeks to live".
The website said neither TVNZ, Q&A producer Tim Watkin or
Paul Holmes' wife Deborah would talk to them about it.
Regan said Holmes appeared on current affairs show Q+A
"looking and sounding rather unwell" on Sunday.
"Paul thrives on the big interviews but this time he lacked
his usual energy," he wrote.
However Holmes said the rumours were "rubbish".
"Nothing is really wrong with me," Holmes told The Diary in
today's New Zealand Herald.
Earlier this month he was re-admitted to Hawke's Bay Hospital
for observation after a bladder infection.
"The prostate cancer came back a bit and gave me a bit of a
worry, but that's the extent of it. I'm fine."