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Kirsty Young, 49, announced she is temporarily stepping away from BBC Radio 4’s Desert island Dics, announcing the news in a statement.
Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body, as stated by the NHS.
Sir Tom Jones took to his Twitter to send well wishes to the radio star following the news.
In view of his 576,000 followers, he wrote: “Thoughts are with the superb and lovely Kirsty Young, wishing her a full and speedy recovery xx.”
Thoughts are with the superb and lovely Kirsty Young, wishing her a full and speedy recovery
Announcing her break, Kirsty said: “Casting away some of the world’s most fascinating people is a wonderful job. I wish Lauren all the very best, I know she will be great.
“I very much look forward to getting back to good health and back to work.”
The BBC confirmed Lauren Laverne will step in for Kirsty while she focuses on her health.
In a statement, Lauren said: “I wish Kirsty better and will do my very best to look after Desert Island Discs until her return.”
Back in July, Sir Tom cancelled multiple shows due to suffering with a bacterial infection.
Last month, he returned to the stage at Chester Racecourse to finish his summer tour.
Tom Jones health update: Singer contacts Kirsty Young after her fibromyalgia diagnosis
Tom Jones health update: Singer sent his well wishes to the BBC presenter on Twitter
During his set, he told the crowd: “I finally made it.”
He said: “We tried once before and we did not make it but we are here now. Strong.
“We have had a ball up here tonight and we hope you have too.”
After the show, he also thanked his fans for their continuous support on his social media page.
He wrote: “Didn’t it rain Chester! But you danced and sang through it!
Tom Jones health update: Kirsty Young is taking a break due to having a form of fibromyalgia
Tom Jones health update: Singer returned to the stage last month following an illness
“Thanks for making the last show so memorable!”
Amid cancelling his shows, he took to his Twitter to keep his fans up to date with his progress.
A post at the time read: “Sir Tom has a bacterial infection for which he is being treated in hospital.
“The condition is being well managed and under doctor’s orders, appropriate recovery time and rest is advised.”
Sir Tom added that letting his fans down was the “worse feeling”.
Days later he reassured fans he was feeling better and returning to the stage.