LINDA Nolan has vowed not to “live in fear” as she shared a heartbreaking update on her cancer journey.
In March, The Nolans singer, 64, gave a devastating update about her illness when she revealed her cancer had spread to her brain.
Shockingly, she then had to deny that she was dead.
Now Linda has told how the cruel illness has caused memory loss – leading to her forgetting the name of her Loose Women star sister Coleen’s daughter.
Linda wrote The mirror about the incident, saying: “That’s when I had to turn to Coleen’s son Jake’s friend and ask her what my niece, Coleen’s daughter, is called.”
“My memory has been failing for some time, but this moment was as bad as it gets. I could have actually asked Ciara myself – that’s it, CIARA.”
“She’s funny like her mother, and she would have reacted the same way she did.”
“You can imagine the comments about my age… But I didn’t do it because deep down it doesn’t feel right. Like I said, I’m not going to panic.”
“My balance is still better than before, I don’t have any headaches. I have arranged some scans and will wait for them.”
The brave singer then added: “I won’t live in fear because it will take over and I need to focus on making the most of the moment.”
Back in April, we revealed that Linda had already started planning her funeral.
Speaking about her late husband Brian’s funeral, she described it as “amazing”.
Linda also mentioned her sibling’s death, telling the publication: “Bernie arranged her death [her funeral]. It’s easier for those left behind.
“I’ve looked into it a bit. A song by Neil Sedaka, Our Last Song Together. And I know the funeral people I will use.”
Her sister Bernie died of breast cancer in 2013 at the age of 52 after it spread to her brain, lungs, liver and bones.
Linda’s husband Brian also died of skin cancer in 2007.
In 2005, Linda was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer and was given the all-clear the following year.
But in March 2017, she was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer that had spread to her hip after a fall.
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Doctors confirmed they had seen no cure – and in May 2020 that the disease had also spread to her liver.
She previously heartbreakingly admitted that she doesn’t know how much time she has left.