Cancer op for wife of SF leader
Published 17/02/2010 | 05:00
Gerry Adams' wife has undergone surgery for cancer, it was revealed last night.
The Sinn Fein leader said he and Colette received news of the disease a month ago.
"That was a huge shock," he told a party selection convention in West Belfast.
He said last Thursday's operation went well and she was in good spirits.
"I want to take this opportunity to thank the medical and health staff and our own doctor for their good work," he added.
There were no other candidates standing at the convention and he was unanimously selected to represent the party at this year's Westminster elections.
He has recently led a campaign for his brother Liam to hand himself in to face sex abuse allegations and his family has also been rocked by revelations that his own father Gerry Snr was an abuser.