Support for BBC presenter given "days" to live
Rachael Bland was previously diagnosed with incurable cancer
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BBC presenter Rachael Bland has been given "days" to live. Bland made the announcement on Twitter. "In the words of the legendary Frank S - I’m afraid the time has come my friends", she wrote. "I’m told I’ve only got days. It’s very surreal".
In the words of the legendary Frank S - I’m afraid the time has come my friends. And suddenly. I’m told I’ve only got days. It’s very surreal. Thank you so much for all the support I’ve received. Debs and lozz will continue with the #youmebigc podcast. Au revoir my friends. ???????? pic.twitter.com/DhMurbqMJz— Rachael Bland (@Rachael_Hodges) September 3, 2018
The 40-year-old newsreader was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2016. She previously revealed that she was in a "race against time", as reported by BBC News. Bland is working on publishing a memoir for Freddie, her two-year-old son.
The presenter found out her cancer was "incurable" earlier this year. Bland has been posting updates on her blog, 'Big C. Little Me.'. Many friends and colleagues voiced their support for Bland on social media.
Sending ❤️..— Katharine Merry (@KatharineMerry) May 20, 2018
Sending you thoughts and best wishes. Love the blog and all you're doing around this.— Matthew Pinsent (@matthewcpinsent) May 20, 2018
Bloody hell Rachael. Sending loads of this: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️????????????????????????????????— Victoria Derbyshire (@vicderbyshire) May 20, 2018
Support also came flooding in from fans and viewers.
I am unbelievably gutted for you Rachael. And your lovely husband and son. The podcast has been such a friend to me since my diagnosis and I am so heartbroken at the unfairness of this for you. I’m sure you don’t feel it right now but you are so brave. I will pray for you.❤️— Amanda Steele (@SteeleAmanda) May 20, 2018
I have read your story from the start and I’m sorry to read this post but you have every hope and good wish I can offer. Trials are the breakthroughs of the future so I hope this world class team’s work hits the jackpot for you xx— LouiseNicksy (@Nicksy200) May 20, 2018
Speaking with the BBC, Bland said she felt "overwhelmed by all the wonderful messages". She also said "whatever happens, I feel like I have such amazing support from everyone". Follow StarsInsider for all future updates from the world of show business.
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