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Setback Linda Nolan 'scared to death' after discovering cancer has spread

All I want for Christmas is to be around for a few more Christmases. That would be the best present of all, to be here for as long as I can.”

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'All I want for Christmas is to be around for a few more Christmases,' said Linda Nolan, pictured here in 2015. 'That would be the best present of all'

'All I want for Christmas is to be around for a few more Christmases,' said Linda Nolan, pictured here in 2015. 'That would be the best present of all'

'All I want for Christmas is to be around for a few more Christmases,' said Linda Nolan, pictured here in 2015. 'That would be the best present of all'

SINGER Linda Nolan of the Nolan Sisters has revealed her shock at being told that her cancer has spread with new tumours appearing in her liver.

She had finished a course of chemotherapy in September and was hoping for good news, but it was not to be.

“It’s scary, I’m not going to lie,” Linda said today. “I told my sisters I was fine (after the new diagnosis), but when I got inside my house I cried. I needed to have that cry because I’m scared to death of dying.”

Linda, who has been told she’ll need more chemo, says she hasn’t asked about her long-term prognosis. “The consultant was very upbeat and said there was no way we were talking about the last year of my life.

“But I don’t want to know if I’ve got 18 months, two years or whatever. It’s bad enough thinking about it all in my head.

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The Nolan sisters, Anne, Maureen, Coleen, Denise and Linda.

The Nolan sisters, Anne, Maureen, Coleen, Denise and Linda.

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The Nolan sisters, Anne, Maureen, Coleen, Denise and Linda.

“All I want for Christmas is to be around for a few more Christmases. That would be the best present of all, to be here for as long as I can.”

The singing star says she’s determined to stay positive, despite her dark thoughts. “I’m lucky it’s treatable, but I do approach it by thinking, ‘This could be my last Christmas.’”

In August, Linda (61) and her sister Anne (70) announced they were both fighting cancer that killed their sister Bernie seven years ago at the age of 52.

Linda, who was treated for breast cancer and had a mastectomy in 2006, cellulitis and lymphoedema in her arm in 2007 and secondary cancer on her pelvis in 2017, was diagnosed with liver cancer, which was treatable but not curable.

Anne had stage three breast cancer, having beaten it previously.

Both Linda and Anne went on chemotherapy treatment, and Anne recently announced that she is now cancer free.

Anne said: “My prognosis is very good at the moment. I had an operation about two weeks ago and the results were fabulous. They found no cancer in any of the tissues they took from the breast and from my lymph nodes, and so that’s absolutely amazing, and that was because of the chemotherapy.

“Although it was awful going through the chemotherapy and I was very ill, the results are fantastic.”

Linda said: “I’m delighted for Anne, it was great to get the news.”

The family have been sharing their lives together on their new TV series, At Home with the Nolans, which is screened on Quest Red at 10pm on Tuesdays.

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