Linda Nolan marks late sister Bernie's birthday after her own cancer diagnosis

Linda Nolan marks late sister Bernie's birthday after her own cancer diagnosis

Linda Nolan has shared a poignant tribute to sister Bernie on what would have been her 60th birthday.

Bernie sadly died at the age of just 52 back in 2013, following a battle with breast cancer that spread to her brain, lungs, liver and bones.

Linda and another of her sisters, Anne, 69, went public with their own cancer diagnoses over the summer, having received them within days of each other.

And the tightly-knit Nolan brood have been rallying around Linda and Anne, just as they did around Bernie.

Now Linda has shared a moving tribute to Bernie on her birthday.

Sharing a photograph of the two of them together, Linda wrote: “Happy 60th Birthday Bernie… What a party it would have been, my little sister joining the 60s club!

Linda Nolan shared a throwback of her and Bernie in a touching birthday message for her late sister

“Not a day goes by when I don’t think of you and miss you. My heart aches just to hug you one more time and to hear your voice.

“Until we meet again, I love you so much.”

Linda capped off the post with a string of heart emojis.

She also encouraged fans to raise a glass to Bernie on her 60th, and youngest sister Coleen shared a snap of Bernie alongside a broken heart emoji.

Linda and Anne recently appeared on video calls to chat with Lorraine Kelly, telling her their experiences of undergoing chemotherapy amid a global pandemic.

Bernie died in 2013

Linda was diagnosed within days of sister Anne

And in a bit of good news, Anne shared the “fantastic” results of her chemotherapy, which both sisters recently ended.

Linda is still awaiting her results, she told.

“The treatment that you’re having it’s harsh and it’s making you feel ill, but it’s also making you better and that is the way to think about it. Whatever you are going through is to cure the cancer,” Anne remarked.

“That’s what’s happening with me, they’re trying to cure my cancer. My prognosis is very good at the moment. I had an operation about two weeks ago and the results were fabulous.

Linda told that she was awaiting the results of her chemotherapy

Anne said her chemo results have been ‘fantastic’

“They found no cancer in the tissue and in my lymph nodes and that was amazing, the results were fantastic that was because of the chemo.”

Linda added: “I’m doing well. I’m doing great actually. I’ve had my chemo and I’m just waiting for the results of the scans I’ve had to see if it’s worked.”

She went on to explain why both she and Anne had gone public after they were diagnosed.

The sisters urged viewers not to delay in getting themselves checked

Linda and Anne have been supporting each other through their cancer battles

“People say to me ‘don’t you want to stay quiet about it?’ but our way of giving back to people is this,” she told.

“We really do have a very strong and supportive family, so if anyone is out there with no one to turn to maybe if we say something on TV or a magazine, and they can think ‘oh that’s normal’ then that helps.

“Cancer is a very lonely place.”

Both sisters also urged viewers to not delay in getting themselves checked for cancer.


This post first appeared on mirror.co.uk

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