Andy Lee describes his mother's debilitating battle with a rare brain illness

Andy Lee describes his mother's debilitating battle with a rare brain illness that landed her in hospital for a year and made her forget who he was

By Monique Friedlander For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 07:11 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 07:12 BST, 2 May 2021

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Andy Lee has given a rare interview about his mother Margaret's battle with a rare brain illness. 

Speaking to The Briefing podcast this week, the comedian, 39, described how his mother was given just two weeks to live after being diagnosed with cerebral vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessel wall inside the brain) back in 1996.  

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Andy, who was just 15 when his mother received the grim diagnosis, explained: 'It shut down parts of her brain. She she forgot how to walk, how to talk, who we all were.' 

Health battle: Andy Lee, 39, has discussed his mother's debilitating battle with cerebral vasculitis, a brain illness, back in 1996. Andy (right) is pictured with his father Michael (centre) and mother Margaret (left)

Health battle: Andy Lee, 39, has discussed his mother's debilitating battle with cerebral vasculitis, a brain illness, back in 1996. Andy (right) is pictured with his father Michael (centre) and mother Margaret (left) 

'So things turned really quickly, and it happened over the space of three weeks. A bit of the shock to the system. She was given two weeks to live back then, because they didn't really know what it was,' he said. 

Margaret, who was hospitalised for a year with the illness, miraculously survived.  

'I may be wrong in this, but I think she's the first to survive [this condition] in Australia,' Andy told the podcast. 

Symptoms: Andy, who was just 15 when his mother received the grim iagnosis, explained: 'It shut down parts of her brain. She she forgot how to walk, how to talk. Who we all were'

Symptoms: Andy, who was just 15 when his mother

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