THE Only Way Is Essex star Jordan Brook has revealed how his mum is battling breast cancer.
“After biopsies, she had to have an operation, a lumpectomy and lymph nodes removed for testing.
“She is waiting to receive a course of radiotherapy and tablet treatment too which starts this week.”
Jordan, who returned to the reality series after four years, said he had found comfort in his mum’s strength but had been struggling to maintain his usual positivity.
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Ahead of the heartbreaking scenes set to air on Sunday, he added: “She has been super strong, my mum so that is reassuring for me.
“I talk to her every day and make sure that she is ok and getting better. Trying to stay as the upbeat and happy one all the time gets hard.”
He said: “My brother moving abroad was tougher than I thought it would be for me – especially with things that have gone on with my mum.
“With mum’s hiccup with her health, that was a time when I really needed my brother here, so Gatsby filled that role for me while my brother wasn’t here.”
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He said: “When one of your friends is going through a break up you are going to do whatever you need to make them feel better and make them feel back to themselves.
“There are times with Liam when he really needed me and I really needed him, for different reasons. You have to be there for each other.”
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