Linda Nolan confirms her liver cancer has spread

Linda Nolan confirms her liver cancer has spread

LINDA NOLAN has revealed her liver cancer has spread.

The 61-year-old singer, who made her name as part of the Nolan Sisters, was diagnosed with incurable liver cancer earlier this year.

She has now confirmed that more tumours have been found on her liver.

“I knew when I went into the room for my appointment because I could tell from the consultant’s demeanour,” Nolan told The Mirror.

“He turned to me and said the CT scan had shown something on my liver again. I asked if it was cancer and he said yes.

“It’s scary, I’m not going to lie. I try to be upbeat and positive but I had a really bad day when I got back.”

Nolan continued: “I told my sisters I was fine but when I got inside my house, I cried. I needed to have that cry because I’m scared to death of dying."

The Dublin-born entertainer does not yet know her prognosis but she says she wishes she’ll be around for “a few more Christmases”.

The illness marks the third time Nolan has been diagnosed with cancer.

In 2006, she underwent a single mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

She was subsequently given the all-clear from cancer in 2011.

In 2017, doctors discovered a form of incurable secondary breast cancer on her pelvis while Nolan was in hospital after falling on her hip.

Nolan underwent radiotherapy treatment to make sure the cancer did no spread further.

She has previously stated she would reject chemotherapy if he cancer was ever found to be terminal, having seen the pain her late sister Bernie went through during her treatment in 2013.

Bernie died in July of that year, aged just 54.

Linda’s sister Anne Nolan was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in April during the coronavirus lockdown. She was declared cancer free earlier this month.

Born and raised in Dublin, the Nolans are often referred to as Ireland's First Family of Music, they were the first Irish performers to achieve international success, preceding the likes of The Fureys and The Corrs.