Linda Nolan 'really scared' after incurable cancer diagnosis
Linda Nolan has said she is "really scared" after being diagnosed with incurable cancer.
The former singer and performer, 58, who found fame with The Nolans in the 1970s, had been clear after being treated in 2007 for breast cancer.
But it was revealed this week she had been diagnosed with the illness, which doctors have said is incurable but treatable, after falling on the stairs around three weeks ago.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Nolan said: "I don't want to die. All my little nieces and nephews, my step-children and step-grandchildren, they are my life now because I never had children.
"And when they come in to the hospital to visit me, I think, 'Oh my God, I wanted to see you get married or see you with your first boyfriend'.
"And I want to grow old with my family. There is so much I want to do. I have to be positive and make sure I do.
"I am really scared."
Nolan said she hopes to live up to another 20 years, adding: "I'm not going to be dying from cancer, I'm going to be living with cancer if that's what I have to do."
She also revealed how her three great-nieces helped her get to hospital when she fell before being diagnosed.
On Monday, her sister Coleen revealed on Loose Women that Linda had been diagnosed with secondary cancer, and had also broken her hip in the after the fall.
She described the news as "earth-shattering".
Fighting back tears, she added: "I went through such terrible anger, I was angry at the world, angry at cancer, angry for her. I just thought it's so unfair, she's just got it all together.
"It's taken her 10 years to finally get her life back and then it goes 'whack, here you go, now face this'."
Nolan lost her sister Bernie to breast cancer in 2013.