Linda Nolan says cancer has spread to her brain but vows not to give up
The Nolan Sisters star appeared on GMB to address speculation about her health after she was pictured leaving hospital in a wheelchair.
Watch: Linda Nolan vows to keep fighting cancer after it spread to her brain
Linda Nolan has vowed not to give up as she revealed her cancer has spread to her brain.
The 64-year-old Nolan Sisters star was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and was told in 2020 that the cancer had returned and was incurable.
Linda appeared on Good Morning Britain to address speculation about her health after she was pictured leaving hospital in a wheelchair.
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She said: "I've always been open about my treatment and what's happening in my life.
"I just want to tell you unfortunately, sadly for me my cancer has spread to my brain. That's obviously frightening because there isn't much treatment for brain cancer except for radiotherapy which I'm going to be having."
"I'm not giving up. I'm positive. I'm going to lose my hair again for the fourth time. My sister said ' At least you've got some nice wigs now.'"
The singer — whose younger sister is Loose Women star Coleen Nolan — revealed she had been offered the chance to take part in a new medical trial alongside chemotherapy.
Linda revealed doctors had told her the new medication has been hailed as "a wonder drug" and she hopes it will do "wonders for me".
She added that she is living with her sister Denise who is helping care for her after she suffered several falls at home and her other sister Maureen has also been helping care for her.
The Nolan Sisters found fame as part of a girl group in 1974 with hits including I’m In The Mood For Dancing. The original line-up also included sister Bernie who died aged 52 in 2010 following a battle with breast cancer.
Linda's sister Anne, 72, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2020 and the same week Linda learned that her own cancer had returned.
The sister's received treatment at the same time, but doctors have told Linda her cancer is now incurable.
Coleen has said of Linda and Anne's diagnoses: “Once I got over shock and trauma, then you go through the panic of, ‘Am I next?’ It's obviously in my family.”
She added: “Cancer took my sister Bernie in 2013, I didn't think life could get any worse than that then bam 2020 comes alone.
“My first thought with Anne and Linda was, ‘I can't bear losing any more sisters, I can't bear it!’
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“It's been horrendous actually, you try and be strong for them, as they are being strong, there's just times when you feel so weak with it and angry, it's unfair.”
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