Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts revealed that she is battling bowel cancer to her fans with an Instagram post
Radio 1 DJ Adele Robers is battling bowel cancer.
The I’m A Celeb star, 41, shared the health update by penning a brave message to her fans on Instagram.
Adele explained that she sought medical advice after struggling with her digestion “for a while” and then urged her fans to seek advice from a medical professional if they feel something is wrong.
She wrote: “It’s all happened so quickly and I’m so sorry to post something like this on here but I hope it helps anyone who might be worrying, or suffering in silence.
“As I’ve learned over the last few weeks, there’s no ‘normal’ with cancer. Sadly it can affect anyone, at any age, anytime. It doesn’t discriminate. Early detection can save your life.”
She added: “I’m going to have surgery (on Monday) to remove the tumour and then see if I need anymore treatment or if the cancer has spread.
“So far the outlook is positive and I feel so lucky that I can be treated. It’s just the start of my journey but I’m going to give it everything I’ve got.”
In her post, the marathon runner went on to share how she didn’t know she would be writing something like this.
“The hardest thing wasn’t even finding out I had cancer, it was telling my family. It broke my heart,” she said.
“If you know any of them please look after them for me until I can see them again. Especially my Katie. I worry about her being on her own while I’m away.”
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Former Big Brother star Adele illustrated the post with a photo of herself throwing a thumbs up whilst clad in a hospital gown alongside a list of bowel cancer symptoms – in order to educate her followers on what to look out for if they fear they have the disease.
Under the post, the BBC Radio 1 account wrote: “Sending all our love and support to you, Kate and your families. Everyone at Radio 1 – along with all our listeners – is wishing you a speedy recovery and we can’t wait to welcome you back on air soon.”
Fellow DJ Scott Mills added: “We all love you Adele. Its amazing you posted this. You’re awesome and you’ve GOT this.”
BBC star Clara Amfo penned: “Love you so much.”
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