Family confirm Aslan star Christy Dignam is receiving palliative care
Aslan star Christy Dignam is receiving palliative care at home and being cared for lovingly by his family who have released a health update on the singer, thanking people for their thoughts and prayers and requesting privacy.
Christy Dignam has been receiving treatment for amyloidosis - the build-up of an abnormal protein in tissues and organs - for a number of years, and he has spoken openly about living with the disease.
The family statement read: "Christy & Kathryn Dignam and their family, daughter Kiera, son in law Darren, and grandchildren, are sharing an update on Christy's health, in response to the large number of media enquiries received.
"In July 2022, Christy was admitted to Beaumont Hospital and spent the next six months in the care of the Haematology and Cardiac Care team.
"Since December, Christy has been at home and is being cared for lovingly by family, with the support of a palliative care team."
"The Dignam family thanks everyone for keeping Christy in their thoughts and prayers and asks for privacy at this time."