Linda Nolan 'shocked and scared' as cancer spreads to her brain

Linda Nolan

Linda Nolan says she is "not giving up" and is remaining "positive" after being told by her doctor that her cancer has spread to her brain.

The 64-year-old singer, part of the family pop group The Nolans, revealed from her home in Blackpool she is moving in with her sister Denise and will be using a wheelchair.

In 2020, she revealed a third recurrence of the disease in her liver, following treatment in 2006 for breast cancer.

Nolan told Good Morning Britain: "It's obviously very frightening because there isn't much out there for brain cancer at the moment, apart from radiotherapy, which I'm going to be having.

"But there is a new drug that's been in use for a year, for brain cancer, and they're going to try me on that as a chemotherapy drug with some other treatment."

Nolan, whose group had a hit in 1979 with I'm In The Mood For Dancing, added: "I'm going to lose my hair again for the fourth time. So my sister said 'At least you've got some nice wigs out of it'."

The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant went on: "We're getting everything and I've bought a wheelchair, we're getting stuff ready for the inevitable.

"Really scary, scary trip to be on, this one."

Nolan, who has also been a guest panelist on Loose Women, said she thought there was an issue with her spine before she was told about her new diagnosis.

"So it was a shock in that effect because... you immediately think... it is the start of a long and winding road, but the hope is that there is this new drug, they're hailing it as a wonder drug.

"The hope is that it will do wonders for me, please God."

She says she is remaining positive.

Her sister Anne, whom she joined on TV series The Nolans Go Cruising, was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time three years ago, and is now cancer-free.

Another sibling, Bernie, died of breast cancer in 2013 at the age of 52.

The family history of cancer, Nolan said, has been "really scary" for her other sisters, including Denise, Maureen and Coleen.

Linda says "I try not to say why me, because why not me?

"There are so many people suffering with this terrible disease but I talk about it because I can, and maybe I can help someone who is on their own and say it is ok to cry, it is ok to feel angry, it's ok to feel sorry for yourself, but don't let it overtake you because then cancer is winning everything and is taking your life from you."