Linda Nolan has spoken of her renewed fear of dying after cancer spread throughout her body

The Nolan Sister, 52, has stage three cancer and awaits further CT scan results

Linda Nolan arrives at the press night for Cirque Du Soleil's 'Amaluna' at The Big Top, Intu Trafford Centre on September 7, 2016
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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.”

Linda, Coleen, Bernie and Maureen of the The Nolans sighted at BBC Radio 2 on September 25, 2012 in London, England.

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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.”

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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 Maycock
Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Celebrity Writer with more than 13 years experience in newspapers and magazines. She is currently Senior Entertainment writer for, and

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