Piers Morgan reveals personal cancer scare on Good Morning Britain

Cancer is never a pleasant subject matter to discuss but Piers Morgan has opened up about his upsetting scare.

Speaking on today’s Good Morning Britain, the host, 52, shared his story with co-host Susanna Reid and Dr. Hilary Jones, as the three talked about the sad news that Bill Tunrbull has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Piers talked about how he believed there was something wrong a couple of years ago, so immediately sought medical advice.

‘Fortunately for me it was alright,’ he began. ‘But my levels were high raised,’ he continued.

‘And it’s a simple thing but if you leave it, and Bill gave a great interview, really honest and positive, and he said he’d left it a few years, really, having some symptoms and not really dealing with it.’

Piers and Susanna on today’s GMB. (ITV)
Piers and Susanna on today’s GMB. (ITV)

The controversial presenter, often known for sharing his divisive opinions, spoke frankly about getting checked out and how ‘awful’ the memory was: ‘It really struck me when I had that little scare – everyone has had a scare – that awful feeling of dread that this might be it and you have ‘the big C’.’

The revelations comes after former BBC Breakfast host Turnbull, 62, announced that he had prostate cancer and that it had spread after failing to get his symptoms checked out.

‘Maybe if I’d got it earlier and stopped it at the prostate, I’d be in a much better state,’ he said in an interview with Radio Times.

Former BBC Breakfast present Bill Turnbull. (PA)
Former BBC Breakfast present Bill Turnbull. (PA)

He also shared the devastating news on Twitter to his 70,000 followers, insisting he was in ‘good spirits’ as he attempted to raise awareness about the disease.

Only last month, it came to light that Stephen Fry was battling prostate cancer and vowed to raise awareness of the disease.

Simon Thomas also recently spoke out about the devastation and how he’s moving on with his son, after his wife died suddenly of acute myeloid leukaemia.

For more information on spotting cancer and to learn more about the disease, go to Cancer Research UK.

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