Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts announces she has bowel cancer

BBC Radio 1’s Adele Roberts is to undergo surgery for bowel cancer.

Making the announcement on Instagram, the weekend breakfast host said it was diagnosed at the beginning of this month and she is having surgery on Monday.

There have been many replies wishing her well from friends and colleagues including Greg James, Scott Mills and Sara Cox.

Adele said: “It’s all happened so quickly and I’m so sorry to post something like this on here but I hope it helps anyone who might be worrying, or suffering in silence. PLEASE make sure you get checked out if you have ANY concerns.

“The NHS have been INCREDIBLE. They’re heroes 🙌🏽 I’m going to have surgery tomorrow to remove the tumour and then see if I need anymore treatment or if the cancer has spread.

“So far the outlook is positive and I feel so lucky that I can be treated. It’s just the start of my journey but I’m going to give it everything I’ve got.”

Scott Mills wrote: “We all love you Adele. It’s amazing you posted this. You’re awesome and you’ve GOT this.”

Sara Cox said: “Brilliant & brave to share this to help people Adele. Digestion discomfort, poo problems, changes in your poo habits, Docs have seen it all – do as the (awesome) lady says – any concerns chat to your doc. In the meantime Adele sending you a thousand gentle hugs x x.”

Greg James added: “As you can see, we’re all totally here for you and send you all the love in the world xx.”

A Radio 1 statement said: “Our love and support is with Adele, Kate and their families at this very difficult time.

“Everyone at Radio 1, along with millions of listeners, wishes her a speedy recovery and we look forward to welcoming Adele back on air soon.”

 

 

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