John Nettles was rumored to have Parkinson’s disease. But in reality, the actor is still fit and healthy even in his seventies. Such false rumors had started circulating the web just after Nettles had left the ITV series Midsomer Murders.
The actor had appeared in the series for more than a decade. He had an amazing stint as Causton’s resident detective DCI Tom Barnaby.
In 2011, John had announced he will be leaving the show for good. He had explained to the Telegraph: “I never thought when we were filming the pilot The Killings at Badger’s Drift in 1996 that I would go on to film so many episodes.”
“It has been a joy to be involved in such a long-running series with so many good actors and great storylines. It’s the end of an era for me.”
He continued: “I suddenly realized that I’m going to be the oldest detective in the business now that David Jason has thrown off the mantle. But it was a very difficult decision to make”
After the note, the fans of the show and the actor have speculated that Nettles had left the show due to some prolonged sickness. However, health seems to be no problem for the veteran actor.
John Nettles Wikipedia, Age, Net Worth
As mentioned in his Wikipedia bio, John Nettles was born on the 11th of October 1943. He is 78 years old as of 2022.
The actor is the son of an Irish nurse who served in the UK during World War II. He was adopted by a carpenter named Eric Nettles and his wife.
After developing a passion for acting, Nettles practiced at the Royal Court Theatre. He got his first screen role in the film One More Time.
In 1981, the actor started getting immensely popular for his role as Jim Bergerac in the TV series, Bergerac. His second major role came out in Midsomer Murders as Tom Barnaby.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nettles has a net worth of $10 million USD in 2022.
Does John Nettles Have Parkinson’s Disease?
John Nettles has not reported any illnesses and he does not have Parkinson’s disease as well.
He is healthy and fit as a fiddle. He left the show, Midsomer Murders in 2011 because he was turning old and aging with time.
Since John’s departure from the crime TV series, he has starred in 3 acting projects. He featured in Toast of London, Never Land, and Poldark in 2014 and 2016 respectively.
Nettles has not appeared onscreen since 2017. Hopefully, he is doing good and is living a cozy life in England.