Stacey Solomon praises Coleen Nolan for speaking about Linda Nolan's cancer diagnosis on TV

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 March 2017
Stacey Solomon

Stacey Solomon

Stacey Solomon believes Coleen Nolan is "so brave" for speaking out about sister Linda Nolan's second cancer diagnosis on live television earlier this week

Stacey Solomon believes Coleen Nolan is "so brave" for speaking out about sister Linda Nolan's second cancer diagnosis on live television.

The 27-year-old singer and television presenter has praised her fellow 'Loose Women' panellist for announcing the news her sibling has been hit with a second bout of the disease on air this week, and the golden-haired beauty believes the show can act as "therapy" for Coleen as well as for all of the show's hosts.

Speaking to The Sun Online about the former The Nolans band member - whose sister Bernie died of cancer in 2013 - Stacey said: "'Loose Women' is a bit like therapy for us. It was so brave of Coleen to share so much with everyone and we are all here for her."

And the former 'The X Factor' contestant has vowed to support both Coleen, 52, and her 58-year-old relative throughout the battle to fight the condition.

She said: "We will support her and Linda in any way we can. I can't even image how she is feeling at the moment.

"But the good thing about us being so open on 'Loose Women' is the fact sharing our stories can helps so many people. We all go on the journey together."

Linda - who had been clear of breast cancer for six years - was found to have a cyst on her pelvis after she fell and broke her hip earlier this month, and though she has been told the condition is not curable this time round, doctors are able to treat her and she could still have "years" to live.

Speaking previously, Coleen said: "It's difficult to know where to start but about two and a half weeks ago, as you know my sister Linda had an accident at home, where she fell up the stairs and she broke her hip. She went to hospital and when they did the scan of her hip they found secondary cancer.

"They found a cyst attached to where the break was, on her pelvis, so it was just, earth-shattering for us initially.

"She's incredible and what they have said is ... she didn't want anybody to know at the time.

"The positive thing is, although it is not curable, it is treatable and it hasn't spread anywhere else. Linda wants to get it across she isn't dying of cancer because it is treatable and she could have years, so we have to focus on that."

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