Linda Nolan's relatives issue statement after tweet wrongly says she died
The music star is battling cancer
Linda Nolan fans have been assured she is alive after a tweet saying she’d passed away started circulating online.
The 64-year-old Nolan Sisters star is battling cancer and on Thursday someone posted a message on Twitter saying how sad they were to hear that the star had died.
However, a tweet from The Nolans’ account soon set the record straight.
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“Just over 20 minutes since this was tweeted and the sheer volume of calls we’ve received because of this,” it said.
“Linda Nolan is absolutely NOT dead.”
Just over 20 minutes since this was tweeted and the sheer volume of calls we’ve received because of this.
Linda Nolan is absolutely NOT dead. https://t.co/eGXVSD5t7E
— The Nolans (@The_Nolans) May 4, 2023
Fans expressed their relief after the message was shared on the platform.
"So happy to hear that! God bless," said one person.
"Thank God!" said somebody else.
Nolan – whose younger sister is Loose Women star Coleen Nolan – was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2017, after first having the disease in 2005.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain in March, she told fans that the cancer has spread to her brain but that she planned to remain positive.
“That's obviously frightening because there isn't much treatment for brain cancer except for radiotherapy which I'm going to be having,” she said.
"I'm not giving up. I'm positive.”
Nolan found fame as part of the singing group The Nolan Sisters (the group later became The Nolans) alongside her sisters Anne, Coleen, Denise, Maureen and Bernie.
Their hits included 1979 release I'm In The Mood For Dancing.
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Bernie passed away in 2013 after battling breast cancer, and Anne was also diagnosed with the illness.
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