Linda Nolan warned she could die if she catches flu and COVID amid cancer battle

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Linda Nolan (Isabel Infantes / EMPICS Entertainment)
Linda Nolan (EMPICS Entertainment)

Linda Nolan has revealed that doctors have warned her she could die if she gets the flu and COVID-19 this winter.

The Nolan Sisters singer is battling liver cancer, while her sibling Anne is fighting breast cancer.

Linda told the Daily Express that both have been warned about what could happen if they caught the flu and the coronavirus.

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“If I get the flu and then COVID I will die,” said the 61-year-old.

“That’s what me and my sister Anne were told, we will die because we have nothing to fight it with, because chemotherapy depletes your immune system.”

Anne Nolan appeared on Morning Live alongside sister Maureen. (BBC)
Anne Nolan appeared on Morning Live alongside sister Maureen. (BBC)

Linda and Anne – who lost their sister Bernie to the illness in 2013 – were both diagnosed with cancer within days of each other, earlier this year.

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Linda was diagnosed with liver cancer, having already been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, cellulitis and lymphedema in her arm in 2007 and secondary cancer on her pelvis in 2017.

Anne, 70, was diagnosed with breast cancer, a disease she had already battled 20 years ago.

Linda told the Daily Express she has now finished chemo and is awaiting the results of some scans.

“So fingers crossed the chemo’s worked and we get good news,” she said.

The Nolans, who had their record 'Dressed to Kill' thrown out of the top 100 pop chart. Left to right; Linda Nolan, Anne Nolan, Bernie Nolan, Coleen Nolan, and Maureen Nolan
Linda, Anne, Bernie Nolan, Coleen and Maureen Nolan (PA)

Earlier this year, Linda told The Sun newspaper that the pair “laughed and we cried” when they told their siblings they had both been diagnosed with the illness.

“Forget the Chemical Brothers, we’ve become the Chemo Sisters,” she added.

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