Linda Nolan reveals liver cancer has spread but is staying ‘upbeat’ about her prognosis

Linda Nolan has revealed that her liver cancer has spread. 

The Irish singer, 61, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, cellulitis and lymphoedema in her arm in 2007 and secondary cancer on her pelvis in 2017.

However although completing chemotherapy in September, Linda was told just two weeks ago that more tumours have been found on her liver. 

Update: Linda Nolan has revealed that her liver cancer has spread after she finished Chemotherapy in September (pictured in December 2020)

Update: Linda Nolan has revealed that her liver cancer has spread after she finished Chemotherapy in September (pictured in December 2020)

Update: Linda Nolan has revealed that her liver cancer has spread after she finished Chemotherapy in September (pictured in December 2020)

Linda explained how at a recent hospital appointment her doctor told her something had shown up on her liver during a CT scan. 

Reflecting on the news, she told The Mirror: ‘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 [home].

‘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.’      

Linda added that she didn’t want to talk about her prognosis, saying her consultant is very ‘upbeat’ and told her they weren’t talking about her final few months.

Family: The Irish singer, 61, said that she told her sisters she was 'fine' but then went inside and had a cry after hearing the news (pictured together in 2009, before Bernie's death)

Family: The Irish singer, 61, said that she told her sisters she was 'fine' but then went inside and had a cry after hearing the news (pictured together in 2009, before Bernie's death)

Family: The Irish singer, 61, said that she told her sisters she was ‘fine’ but then went inside and had a cry after hearing the news (pictured together in 2009, before Bernie’s death)

The diagnosis means Linda has to take more chemo tablets and is currently on 26 a day.

She is also determined to remain positive and has been making the most of each day by going on dog walks and even started to think about dating.   

Linda revealed that she recently got talking to somebody on a dating app with them meeting up in a park.    

She said: ‘I might see him again but I wouldn’t want to get too involved with anybody at the moment because I don’t know how long I’m going to be here. I’ve had the love of my life but it would be nice to have somebody to spend time with.’

Linda was married to her husband Brian Hudson for 25 years, with him passing away in 2007 from cancer. 

Love: The star also revealed that she's even starting dating a little bit as it would be nice to have someone to spend time with (pictured with her husband Brian, who passed away in 2007)

Love: The star also revealed that she's even starting dating a little bit as it would be nice to have someone to spend time with (pictured with her husband Brian, who passed away in 2007)

Love: The star also revealed that she’s even starting dating a little bit as it would be nice to have someone to spend time with (pictured with her husband Brian, who passed away in 2007)

The singer’s sister Anne has also been battling cancer at the same time, with the 69-year-old being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer within days of Linda.   

After the sisters received their heartbreaking diagnoses, their sister Maureen moved in with Anne, 69, and Linda relocated to her sister Denise’s home.      

Anne’s diagnosis came 20 years after she was first diagnosed with the disease in 2000. 

However Anne revealed earlier in December that her cancer has ‘disappeared’ after undergoing a course of chemotherapy. 

The star was diagnosed with breast cancer in June alongside younger sister Linda, who is battling secondary cancer and has also received chemotherapy treatment. 

Close: Anne Nolan was diagnosed with breast cancer in June alongside younger sister Linda, who is battling secondary cancer and has also received chemotherapy treatment

Close: Anne Nolan was diagnosed with breast cancer in June alongside younger sister Linda, who is battling secondary cancer and has also received chemotherapy treatment

Close: Anne Nolan was diagnosed with breast cancer in June alongside younger sister Linda, who is battling secondary cancer and has also received chemotherapy treatment

Speaking to BBC Morning Live, Anne admitted she was thrilled after being told her condition has significantly improved in the months following her diagnosis.  

She said: ‘My cancer has disappeared basically. I’m still having treatment to go forward but it’s more or less gone, yeah. It’s amazing. 

‘I remember being in hospital having my chemo and there was a lady sitting opposite me and she was at the end of her chemotherapy. She said to me, “I just want you to know there is light at the end of the tunnel”, and at the time I thought I can’t really see that at the moment, but there is, and I’m proof there is. It’s fantastic.’  

Speaking at the same time, Linda added: ‘It’s been amazing to spend quality time with the girls, and like I said, without sounding morbid – because I do plan to be here for a very, very long time – it is making memories, you know, for the kids and all of that. 

‘I’m doing well. Anne got her results, I’m waiting for scan results this week coming and hopefully they’ll be good and they will tell me want the next step is because my cancer is treatable.’

All together: The Nolan sisters - Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda, Bernadette and Coleen - formed part of Irish pop group The Nolans (pictured with their parents in 1982)

All together: The Nolan sisters - Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda, Bernadette and Coleen - formed part of Irish pop group The Nolans (pictured with their parents in 1982)

All together: The Nolan sisters – Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda, Bernadette and Coleen – formed part of Irish pop group The Nolans (pictured with their parents in 1982)

She added: ‘It’s not curable, so I will be on medication possibly for the rest of my life, but as long as it works that’s fine. It’s hard not to be positive with this lot around because they’re all full of it, so it’s great, we’ve had such a great time spending time together.’  

The Nolan sisters – Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda, Bernadette and Coleen – formed part of Irish pop group The Nolans.

Bernadette was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She underwent chemotherapy and a mastectomy and announced in February 2012 that she was cancer-free.

However, months later she shared the heartbreaking news that her cancer had spread to her brain, lungs, liver and bones. She died in July 2013, aged 52.

Wonderful news: Anne (right) recently revealed that her cancer has 'disappeared' after undergoing a course of chemotherapy (Maureen is pictured left)

Wonderful news: Anne (right) recently revealed that her cancer has 'disappeared' after undergoing a course of chemotherapy (Maureen is pictured left)

Wonderful news: Anne (right) recently revealed that her cancer has ‘disappeared’ after undergoing a course of chemotherapy (Maureen is pictured left)

Tragic loss: Lead singer Bernie Nolan (left in 2011) died in July 2013, aged 52, after cancer  spread to her brain, lungs, liver and bones

Tragic loss: Lead singer Bernie Nolan (left in 2011) died in July 2013, aged 52, after cancer  spread to her brain, lungs, liver and bones

Tragic loss: Lead singer Bernie Nolan (left in 2011) died in July 2013, aged 52, after cancer  spread to her brain, lungs, liver and bones

The sisters are now celebrating their new show At Home With The Nolans, with them recently revealing they believe they have another sister who they are trying to track down after their father had a ‘fling with someone’.

Speaking to OK! Magazine ahead of the series, the group said they were attempting to track down a potential seventh Nolan sister.

Maureen, 66, said: ‘My mother told us that my dad had a fling with someone and we think there is a sister out there. Since then I’ve been intrigued so I’ve got in touch with a genealogist  

‘We don’t want to ruin anyone’s lives but I would love to find another sister. We’ve had a DNA test done, so we’re just waiting. It would be interesting to know what she looks like or if she can sing.’  

Anne, 70, said:’It would be interesting to know if she’s had breast cancer because then we would know it’s from our dad’s side.’  

Another one? The Nolans have revealed they believe they have another sister who they are trying to track down after their father had a 'fling with someone' (above L-R Maureen, Anne, Linda and Coleen Nolan)

Another one? The Nolans have revealed they believe they have another sister who they are trying to track down after their father had a 'fling with someone' (above L-R Maureen, Anne, Linda and Coleen Nolan)

Another one? The Nolans have revealed they believe they have another sister who they are trying to track down after their father had a ‘fling with someone’ (above L-R Maureen, Anne, Linda and Coleen Nolan)

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