Fans thanked for their support after Paul Daniels' diagnosis

Paul Daniels' wife, Debbie McGee, has thanked fans for their "wonderfulmessages" in the wake of the magician's diagnosis with terminal cancer.

The 77-year-old fell at home, and was rushed to hospital, suspected of suffering a stroke.

He was later diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour - according to his son.

The entertainer remained upbeat while undergoing tests in hospital which later revealed he had a Credit: PA

Daniels, who is said to be "lucid", is now at his Thames-side home surrounded by his family, said his son.

He added that the support of his fans had given them "tremendous strength at what is a very difficult time".