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BBC Breakfast viewers in tears as Mike Tindall opens up on dad's Parkinson's battle

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BBC Breakfast viewers to tears as he discussed his father's battle with Parkinson's disease.The former Rugby star, 42, appeared on a pre-recorded segment of the BBC series on Thursday, during which he spoke about his dad Phillip's experience with the degenerative condition.Phillip was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2003, with Mike speaking out in an effort to encourage more families to talk openly about how the disease has impacted them.Zara Tindall's husband also confirmed that he had launched a new support scheme for Parkinson's sufferers and was connecting with other people currently living with the diagnosis.On the programme, Mike shared his hopes that a database would be created for sufferers to share their symptoms and experiences with.

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