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'delighted' Martin King’s wife Jenny McCarthy gives positive update after brain tumour surgery goes well

The photographer recently revealed that a brain tumour removed in 2011 appeared to be growing back


Jenny McCarthy/Instagram

Jenny McCarthy/Instagram

Jenny McCarthy/Instagram

Martin King’s wife Jenny McCarthy has given a positive update after she underwent surgery on a brain tumour.

So... surgery went well and I am back out and able to text," she said.

"Out of high dependency and absolutely delighted with that."

The photographer recently revealed that a brain tumour removed in 2011 appeared to be growing back.

She opened up about her news in January, revealing to her Instagram followers that the tumour may have begun to regrow.

“Hello Everyone. So, I have some news… not the best news but not the worst news either.

“Some of you may already know that I had a brain tumour removed successfully in 2011 by an incredible person, Professor Ciarán Bolcer at Beaumont Hospital.

“Unfortunately, after a recent brain scan, it seems there is new activity. This means there is some ‘swollen tissue’ which is probably the tumour growing back.”

However, she had “good news” after speaking to experts, adding: “Good news is, it’s not malignant and Professor Bolger will need to carry out some more brain surgery to remove it.”

“Ciarán has assured me that after surgery, I will need to take six weeks off but after that I’ll be back doing what I love and that’s documenting weddings, newborn baby & portrait shoots and of course, bringing out more incredible wedding and baby products.”

She paid tribute to her husband Martin and her children.

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Jenny McCarthy/Instagram

Jenny McCarthy/Instagram

Jenny McCarthy/Instagram

“I can’t thank you all enough. Thank you for always believing in me and for all of your support along the way.

“To my lovely Jen at the studio, Amy and to Matthew… no words. Incredible team.”

She wrote with hearts: “My Hubby. My Kids.

“I’ve decided to tell you all about this myself, before it gets out and reading it second hand.

“I am going to get through this and I’ll be back to the same Jenny you all know in a matter of weeks. Love Jenny."

Her broadcaster husband Martin took time off work to be with his partner during her live saving surgery.

Speaking to the Irish Mirror, The Six O’Clock Show host said: “My wife is telling me not to [take time off] and we are in the position where our children are a little bit older so they are a bit more responsible.

“So, Jenny put things in place so I don’t need to take time off, but I will take some time off, especially when she first comes out of hospital so I’ll be there.

“More to babysit her to make sure she isn’t doing stuff and that she is minding herself and relaxing.”

Martin added that he and Jenny are extremely thankful for the kind messages they’ve received from members of the public.

“It was so lovely. It really rekindles your faith in human kindness when you receive messages like that.

“We’re in a good place. Jenny is in a good place. We’re just looking forward to the other side of it.”

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