SOUTHPORT-born DJ Adele Roberts has revealed she’s free of bowel cancer, saying the news ‘took her breath away’.
The BBC Radio 1 presenter, who has spoken openly about her cancer journey, revealed the ‘beautiful news’ on Monday in an emotional social media post.
Adele first announced in October last year that she had been diagnosed with cancer and had undergone surgery to remove a tumour.
She has since been widely praised for sharing her experiences of chemotherapy, and having a stoma bag fitted, with the aim of bringing more awareness to the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer.
In a lengthy post, the 43-year-old, who is a former pupil of Merchant Taylor’s in Crosby, thanked the “angels from the NHS” before saying “it’s time now for me to start really living.”
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Adele said: “The day I’ve been waiting for. Hearing the words ‘you’re free of cancer’ absolutely took my breath away. I keep replaying it in my mind. It was the most beautiful sound I think I’ve ever heard. Even though I was praying Dr Khan would say that to me, I don’t think my head let me believe it until I heard it.
“Everything we’ve been through seems to be swirling around in my body and life feels a bit surreal at the moment but I am so grateful! I am counting my blessings.
“I am also in awe of anyone dealing with cancer. The courage, the strength, the determination and at times, the humour you have shown has been nothing short of super human.
“You’ve inspired me and given me the fire to never give up. You’re warriors and it’s thanks to seeing you being so strong that’s kept me going. Feel the fear and do it anyway.
“Sometimes it took me all my strength just to get out of bed and face the day but I still did it. It’s taken too many of us. I didn’t know what fate had in store for me but I knew I’d never stop trying.
“Your mind can go to dark places when dealing with cancer but that’s the one thing I knew I had control over. My body might have been dying - it’s still so sore now - but there was no way I was letting it destroy my spirit.
“If anything it’s made me happier than I’ve ever been. Going through the darkness has given me the light. It’s transformed me, given me my little stoma Audrey, brought amazing people into my life and it’s time now for me to start really living.
“Thank you to Dr Kahn, his team and the whole of the NHS. You are angels amongst us. Thank you for saving my life.”