3AW's Derryn Hinch is suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and he has a growth on his liver that may be cancerous. Hinch has revealed that he felt shame in the fact that he has what is commonly known as the drunks disease has not up until now revealed exactly what his illness was.

Hinch has admitted to drinking up to four bottles of wine on a daily basis over many years and although he has not had a drink for over six months now he would only ever have a drink again if he received news that his condition was terminal. Further to that if he did receive news to that end he has decided he will take his own life.