Friday 15 December 2017

Linda Nolan joins sister Coleen on Loose Women in wake of cancer diagnosis

Linda and Coleen Nolan on Loose Women on ITV
Linda and Coleen Nolan on Loose Women on ITV

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Linda Nolan has credited her sisters for helping her cope after she was diagnosed with incurable secondary breast cancer.

The 58-year-old singer battled breast cancer in 2006 and had been all clear for six years when she discovered last month that the disease had returned following a fall she’d had at home.

In her first television interview since the most recent diagnosis, Linda appeared on British chat show Loose Women to explain she has been leaning heavily on her family in this difficult time.

"I couldn't do it without their support," Linda said. "When Bernie and Anne were diagnosed, we were there for them too. I can't imagine going through this on my own."

Linda Nolan was a member of 1970s girl group The Nolans
Linda Nolan was a member of 1970s girl group The Nolans

Bernie died at her home in Surrey, England, in 2013 after her breast cancer spread to her brain, lungs, liver and bones. Anne also battled breast cancer in 2000 but after extensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy, she entered remission.

Linda's younger sister Coleen has been a huge support for her sibling amid her cancer diagnosis, which the pair showed as they spoke on Loose Women together.

Making a joke while referencing her recent face lift, Linda said to 52-year-old Coleen: "It's nice having my older sister around."

Linda also said she has been incredibly moved by the amount of messages of support she has received from fans following the sad news of her diagnosis.

"I’ve had messages from people already, saying 'you’re helping me get through my disease as well'," she revealed. "The support has been amazing. I couldn’t do it without them."

Read more: Linda Nolan: Incurable cancer diagnosis 'brought family together'

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