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Charlotte McIntyre

Coleen Nolan breaks down in tears as she says she 'feels numb' over Linda's cancer update

Coleen Nolan opened up on Loose Women about her sister Linda Nolan's cancer diagnosis as The Nolans singer revealed that her cancer has spread.

Linda told Good Morning Britain viewers on Monday that her cancer had spread to her brain after first being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2005 before getting the all-clear in 2006.

In 2017, she was diagnosed with a form of incurable secondary cancer in her hip, which later spread to her liver in 2020.

Coleen began by praising her sister's strength and said: "It's her strength and her will to live, she's strong all the time and it makes the rest of us strong."

Coleen Nolan broke down in tears as she discussed her sister's diagnosis (ITV)

"She's had incurable cancer for some time but it's been treatable," Coleen noted before explaining her sister had been finding it increasingly difficult to walk.

The Nolans singer told host Ruth Langsford that her sister's positivity gives her and the rest of the family strength.

"It rubs off on you, you hear her talk and she's positive about it and it makes you stronger," she continued.

"It's so weird Ruth because this time since Monday I haven't cried because I feel really numb," the Loose Women panellist said.

Linda Nolan opened up on her cancer diagnosis on Good Morning Britain (ITV)

"I'm so sick of it. It just attacks my family all the time and I'm afraid to cry because I don't know whether I'll be able to stop."

Coleen paused before breaking down and adding: "So I'm going to cry now."

The Loose Women panellist was consoled by her co-stars before composing herself and continuing on with the show.

On Good Morning Britain, Linda shared an update on her cancer diagnosis with fans after pictures emerged of the singer visiting a hospital in a wheelchair over the weekend.

Coleen and Linda's sister Bernie died of breast cancer in 2013 aged 52 (Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

She told ITV viewers: "I've always been hopeful with my treatment and what's going on in my life.

"I just want to tell you unfortunately for me my cancer has spread to my brain that's obviously frightening because there isn't much treatment for brain cancer except for chemotherapy."

Linda revealed that she had also been offered a new drug to trial alongside the chemotherapy.

She told Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley that she's been told by doctors that the new drug has been "hailed as a wonder drug" and she hopes it will do "wonders for [her]."

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