Star battling cancer again

MON The Nolans Survivors book - Linda, Coleen, Bernie and, front, Maureen

MON The Nolans Survivors book - Linda, Coleen, Bernie and, front, Maureen

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BLACKPOOL singing star Bernie Nolan has revealed she is battling cancer again.

The 52-year-old told a national newspaper doctors have warned the disease is incurable.

The Nolans have now postponed their farewell tour, which was due to come to Blackpool’s Opera House on March 4 next year.

Bernie, who was first diagnosed with cancer two years ago and overcame it, said she had found a new lump in her chest this summer and underwent tests which showed the cancer had spread.

But she said her illness was treatable with drugs which could give her a longer lease of life.

The mum-of-one told reporters: “OK, it’s not curable. But the doctors have promised me the cancer is treatable, it’s containable.

“I’m on medication which is controlling it, and people have lived for 12 years on these drugs. Who knows what new treatments are around the corner?”

Bernie is touring in the musical Chicago until December, and is due to appear in pantomime in Eastbourne but then plans to take a break to spend time with her family including her 13-year-old daughter Erin.

She said it had been a family decision to postpone The Nolans tour.

She told the Sunday Mirror: “I hope our fans will understand.

“They love us and we love them so hopefully they’ll get it.”

Bernie’s sisters Linda and Anne have also previously battled with cancer.

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