Linda and Anne Nolan reveal they have cancer and were diagnosed four days apart

Harriet Brewis
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Linda and Anne Nolan have revealed that they are both battling cancer after being diagnosed days apart.

The sisters, who made up part of Irish pop group The Nolans, confirmed they had been diagnosed with the disease that killed their sister Bernie in 2013, aged 52.

Linda, 61, is reportedly suffering from liver cancer, whole Anne, 69, has stage three breast cancer.

Linda Nolan has battled cancer before (
Linda Nolan has battled cancer before (

The younger of the two previously battled breast cancer in 2006, cellulitis and lymphoedema in her arm in 2007 and secondary cancer on her pelvis in 2017.

They were both diagnosed within days of each other, shortly after finishing filming for their TV series The Nolans Go Cruising.

The pair underwent a round of chemotherapy together at Blackpool's Victoria Hospital last month, and have now both lost their hair.

Sister Coleen Nolan, a presenter on Loose Women, tweeted her support after the news became public late on Sunday.

"They've beaten it before - they can beat it again," she said.

"Please keep them in your thoughts and well wishes."

A spokesman for the sisters told the Mirror: "It is with a heavy heart to confirm that Linda and Anne are battling cancer together.

"Linda’s incurable secondary cancer has spread from her hip to her liver, with Anne having a grade three breast tumour.

"They were both diagnosed following filming of their Quest Red show The Nolans Go Cruising and are now undergoing chemotherapy together.

"Linda and Anne would like to thank the public for all the love and support they’ve received.”

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