Linda Nolan confirms devastating cancer update

Linda Nolan has spoken devastatingly about watching others ring the cancer bell knowing she never will again.

The 64-year-old star was first diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2005 before being told she was tumour-free a year later.

But Linda revealed last month that the secondary cancer discovered on her pelvis in 2017 had spread to her brain, and she admitted undergoing treatment has become a ‘way of life’ for her now.

Writing about how she knows she won’t beat cancer for a third time in her newspaper column, the star shared: ‘I went off to have my sixth cycle [of chemotherapy]. It’s become a way of life now.’

Linda continued in the Sunday Mirror: ‘I know the nurses — they’re a great ear, they listen if you need to chat or are feeling low.

‘And I people-watch, listen to the bleeps and the clapping when those finishing treatment ring the bell. That’s lovely, I’m always happy for them, but I rang that bell twice. And I know now I won’t be ringing it again.’

She continued: ‘That doesn’t make me angry though, we’re all on our own pathways here on the great chemo ward conveyor belt. And for now, mine runs straight ahead.’

Linda did add that she’d received ‘good news’ from her consultant this week because tests showed her tumours are not currently growing any bigger.

Last month, singer and actress Linda revealed she no longer fears death amid her cancer diagnosis.

The star said she isn’t scared of dying because her sister Bernie appeared in a dream to help her get her will together.

‘What happens when you die is a frightening thought,’ she said.

She continued to Best Magazine: ‘I was really scared that first night. But I dreamt of Bernie all night a few days later.

‘We were laughing hysterically like we used to and we were sorting my will.

‘It was “give that one this, give that one that” – when I woke up, I wasn’t frightened any more. Can you believe that’s how I feel?’

Bernie announced her breast cancer diagnosis in 2010, before sharing she was cancer-free after a mastectomy and chemotherapy.

In 2012, she revealed she was no longer taking cancer treatment drugs, but just months later her cancer returned. She died aged 52 in July 2013.

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