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Veteran US news presenter reveals he has ALS

Veteran US news presenter Larry Stogner has revealed he has an incurable neurological disease live on air.

He told viewers: "We have to stop meeting this way. I am sure that in recent months you've noticed a change in my voice… as it turns out, I have ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease… there is no cure. My career in broadcast journalism is coming to an end."

He took part in the ice bucket challenge last year, helping to raise more than $100m for sufferers of the disease.

Average life expectancy in ALS patients is between two and five years.

Footage courtesy of ABC affiliate WTVD

  • 28 Jan 2015
  • From the section Health
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