Naomi Campbell's tumour revelation

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 September 2008

Naomi Campbell

Supermodel Naomi Campbell had an ovarian tumour removed in Brazil to save her fertility after US doctors failed to diagnose the problem

Naomi Campbell had an ovarian tumour removed in Brazil to save her fertility.

The 38-year-old British supermodel has revealed US doctors failed to diagnose the condition forcing her to head to South America for treatment.

Naomi - who previously claimed she went to Brazil for surgery to remove a cyst from her stomach - said: "In America they missed my symptoms. I was in pain for months. So I went to Brazil where they have wonderful doctors.

"They discovered an ovarian tumour that had burst and caused infection. They operated and now I can have children, God willing."

Naomi can't wait to become a mother, but is not sure if her new Russian billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin shares her desire.

She added: "He's really wonderful. But I'm not pressing him about having a family, but it is something I definitely want.

"I think I will be a very strict mother. But at the same time understand that I am very childlike myself."

The model recently attended the Fashion For Relief event in aid of the motherhood charity The White Ribbon Alliance.

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