ShowbizRob De Negus (81 years old) is still in a difficult situation regarding his health. His wife, Jett, 55, gives an update on his conditions in an interview with Dutch newspaper AD. The singer has gone through an eventful period, and that also had consequences. “Moving to that wheelchair wasn't a problem for him, but it was for me,” his wife says.
Nowadays, Rob de Nijs is “completely dependent on care 24 hours a day, in all aspects.” This is what his wife, Jett, said in her interview with “A.D.” The 81-year-old singer has been suffering from Parkinson's disease for a long time and held his farewell concert in Amsterdam a year and a half ago.
Jett told the newspaper that last year was very difficult. The singer of hits like “Malle Babbe” and “Banger Hart” spent months in rehab. De Nijs was hospitalized at the end of April 2023 after respiratory problems and a pulmonary embolism nearly killed him. In October last year, he also had to be readmitted.
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“A hospital bed was put in the living room because he could no longer walk up the stairs and it took time to adapt the house,” says Jett. “And the beautiful chair that Rob sat so beautifully in, but eventually couldn't get out of, has been replaced with a residential wheelchair. Such a huge, cumbersome black device. Moving to this wheelchair wasn't a problem for him, but it was for me. Because at such a moment it also becomes visible to the people who visit us or the children who come to play with Julius.
Jett says Rob mainly watches TV: “Rob likes to watch documentaries. Sometimes also the craziest murder mysteries. The need to know everything is decreasing. Until a few years ago, he enjoyed reading, but now he lacks concentration. “Sometimes he enjoys listening to music, but he can no longer put it down to him. I can give him the remote control, but use it if you have a tremor (uncontrolled shaking, ed.).”
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