02/04/2013 11:29 BST

Rylan Clark Defends Alzheimer's Comments After Twitter Backlash

Rylan Clark has been forced to defend comments he made about Alzheimer's disease after facing a backlash on Twitter.

The former 'X Factor' star posted a tongue-in-cheek tweet about his nan, who suffers from the disease, which left some users unamused.

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“Nannys climbed out the window down my aunts house….. Alzheimers, As sad as it is, you’ve still gotta laugh x #loveher," he wrote.

“Update! Nanny wants to come see her favourite grandson, she’s on her way! Love her so much. Swear she’s putting it on half the time x," he added.

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However, after some fans tweeted their outrage at Rylan's comments, he hit back explaining humour was how he dealt with the disease.

“For those saying “there’s nothing funny about Alzheimer’s” get a grip! It’s MY NAN I’m fully aware it’s not nice. This is how I deal with it," he said.

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On a lighter note, the 'Celebrity Big Brother' winner also teased some 'very exciting news' after originally posting that he was replacing Gary Barlow on 'The X Factor' as an April Fools.

“But genuinely have got some VERY exciting news to announce soon ish x," he said.

We can't wait to find out what it is!


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