Jonnie Irwin, a TV personality, is in a tough frame of mind while undergoing cancer treatment since he hasn’t slept in a week.
The A Place In The Sun singer, who recently turned 50, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2020 and was previously given six months to live after the disease moved to his brain.
Jonnie, who first kept his illness quiet, now routinely updates followers on his treatment and how he spends time with his young family, which includes three boys and his wife Jessica Holmes.
Jonnie is supplementing his usual NHS therapy with alternative therapies such as a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, vitamin C, and reiki, and the father of three returned to the hospital on Thursday for testing.
He tweeted a snapshot of himself, looking undefeated but exhausted, which is understandable given what he captioned it.
‘This is look of a man who’s not slept for 6 nights and awaiting a full body MRI scan of at least an hour,’ Jonnie, who in the photo is wearing a hospital gown, wrote.
‘If you haven’t had one they’re claustrophobic and claustrophobic and omit loud random noises. Joy.’
Always injecting humour into his posts, Jonnie pointed out the ‘attempt of a jaunty [knot]’ on his hospital gown, and predicted the cricket results upon his release as ‘India all out 195.’
Fans flocked to support the star in his newest medical checks, with hundreds writing ‘you’ve got this.’
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User Baylytracey wrote: ‘I know the feeling so thinking of ou – stay strong,’ adding that he was ‘not alone.’
Lady_Eileena agreed ‘good luck Jonnie, it ain’t a great experience but they are great inventions.’
Tannhausers wrote: ‘Wishing you all the best Jonnie and hoping that you know many are thinking of you!’
Jonnie, who has four-year-old Rex and twins Rafa and Cormac, three, with wife Jessica, spent part of the summer in a hospice due to problems from heavy painkillers.
Speaking about the ordeal to HELLO!, Jonnie said: ‘They sent me home to die but I slowly started to get food in me and I started to feel stronger and stronger and I had a really good summer.’
He had stated that he was determined to reach his 50th birthday, and after celebrating that milestone, he was well enough to fly with his family to Costa Del Sol in November.
Jonnie is also working on restoring a home for his family while undergoing treatment.
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