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Jessica Sansome

ITV Loose Women's Coleen Nolan tearful and asks to 'move on' as she shares crying fear over sister Linda's cancer diagnosis

Coleen Nolan asked for Loose Women to be 'moved on' after she emotionally spoke about her sister's latest cancer diagnosis. Linda Nolan had earlier on Monday (March 27) appeared on Good Morning Britain where she shared that her incurable cancer had spread to her brain.

The 64-year-old was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2005 but got the all-clear in 2006. In 2017, cancer returned in her hip and spread to her liver in 2020. And appearing on the ITV news programme, Linda told hosts Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid how she discovered the cancer had spread to her brain after suffering three ‘quite nasty falls’, as the disease was affecting her balance.

Speaking live from Blackpool via video link, Linda, who has sold more than 30 million records with her sisters in the hit band The Nolans, shared the sad news that she has been told her cancer has spread to her brain. She said: "Unfortunately, sadly for me, my cancer has now spread to my brain, which I only found out on Monday."

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She went on to say: "Obviously, it's very frightening because there isn't much help for brain cancer at the moment. Apart from radiotherapy, which I'm going to be having. There is a new drug that has been in use for a year for brain cancer. They're going to try me on that with some other treatment. I just wanted people to know that is the situation. I'm not giving up and I'm positive."

And as Loose Women began, Coleen was asked about her sister's diagnosis by the show's host Ruth Langsford and her fellow panellists Janet Street-Porter and Brenda Edwards. "Linda has had cancer since 2005... it's her strength and her will to live," Coleen shared. "She's just so strong all the time and it makes the rest of us strong.

"It was a big shock when she told us that that was the diagnosis. She's had incurable cancer for quite a while but it has always been treatable and every three months she'll have to wait for these results and up until this point the have been quite positive."

Coleen became emotional as she discussed the news (ITV)

Coleen added: "And then her legs started playing her up to the point where she was falling constantly. She fell four times in a week, bruised all her face... In my head, I'm thinking, 'Please God don't let it have gone to her bones or her spine, let it be the medication, anything but more cancer.' But then she very sadly told us on Monday it had gone to the brain."

Ruth said she's an 'incredible fighter' before asking Coleen if she and her family follow Linda's lead in her attitude towards her diagnosis to which Coleen said: "It rubs off on you. You hear her talk and she's positive about it so it makes you stronger but it's so weird because this time, I aen't cried. I've felt really numb.

"I'm so sick of it. It just attacks my family all the time and I know a lot of people go through it and selfishly you think of yourself. I'm scared of crying because I don't think I'll stop."

As tears filled her eyes, she added; "I'm going to cry now so can you move one," as her co-stars passed her tissues and showed her support. As Ruth moved on to say they'd be talking about the Prime Minister, Coleen was still able to quip: "That'll make me cry!"


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