Linda Nolan has revealed she has a renewed fear of dying as she awaits her latest scan results - after previously discovering her cancer had spread to other parts of her body.
The singer, 52, first discovered she had a lump in her breast back in 2005 and later learned she had stage three cancer.
But despite being given the all-clear in 2006 following cancer treatment, Linda found out more than 10 years later that the cancer was back and had spread to her hip. In 2017 she revealed whether or not her cancer had spread live on Loose Women, and in May last year she was told cancer has spread to her liver.
Now Linda Nolan has revealed her fears of dying have returned as she awaits the results from an upcoming CT scan. In an interview with OK magazine, ahead of the release of her book Stronger Together, she confessed, "I have a CT scan coming up and after that, I’ll get the results from my oncologist. Every time, I worry if it’s spread again. I’m scared of dying. There’s so much to live for. You realise that when you’ve been through all that I have. Every day is a gift.”
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Stronger Together is Linda Nolan and Anne's story. A reflection on their close-knit relationship, in the limelight and behind the scenes, and of how family helped them hold it all together when things got tough. Deeply personal, incredibly moving and told with trademark humour, it's a story they hope will help you too.
Linda, who is taking four Chemotherapy tablets both each morning and night, lost her husband Brian Hudson to skin cancer in 2007 after 28 years together.
Speaking about how his caring nature helped her illness, she said, “I always think if he was here, he’d sort it. When I had cancer in 2006, I’d wake up in the night feeling rubbish and he’d rub my back, giving me what I needed."
She added, “I miss him every day. I had depression when I lost him and I still suffer now, but it’s under control. I don’t want to go back down that slippery slope again.”
"It's okay to feel traumatised, you're going to have the chemo anyway."Linda and Anne Nolan talk about losing their hair when they received cancer treatment at the same time.https://t.co/1W1eYmcsIj pic.twitter.com/mL8BoErUk6April 12, 2021
Meanwhile, Linda's fear of dying is heightened by the fact she lost her sister Bernie to cancer in 2013. Linda shared a touching post in honour of late sister Bernie on what would have been her 60th birthday, who was just 52 when she died. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, doctors told her that it had spread to her brain, lungs, liver and bones.
Linda also has sisters Maureen Nolan, Denise, and another sister Coleen who previously made a heartbreaking confession after her sister's cancer diagnosis, and they also have two brothers Brian and Tommy.
But there is hope, as her sister Anne, who was also diagnosed with cancer was given the all-clear, six months after her cancer diagnosis.
Their new book Stronger Together is released on Thursday, 15th April and is available to pre-order on Amazon.
Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life.
Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. Having spent the start of her career working on local newspapers and online, Selina spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she dug into hard news stories, conducted interviews, covered court reporting, features, and entertainment, whilst going to gigs in her spare time.
Whilst at the paper she was awarded an O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart through a successful newspaper campaign. Things like this are close to her heart when it comes to using journalism to make a positive difference in people's lives.
Selina later branched further into all things celebrity to became a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine, covering red carpet events, showbiz parties, and various launches before going freelance for two years. One of her biggest celebrity achievements - aside from generating celebrity exclusives - was interviewing Take That (including Robbie Williams) and bumping into Simon Cowell so much at events she told him 'I'm calling you my showbiz dad!'
In 2017 she joined TI Media as a senior reporter on Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, Woman's Weekly celebrity desk before branching online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first.
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