Adele Roberts paid tribute to the NHS as she returned to the Radio 1 breakfast show on Saturday following her bowel cancer surgery.
The 42-year-old DJ told his 154,000 Instagram followers that he had been diagnosed with bowel cancer in an emotional post on October 24, a month after being diagnosed with the disease.
Speaking on her radio show, Adele revealed the procedure only took a month and told listeners she felt she was indebted to the NHS for ‘her life’.
On the Mend: Adele Roberts, 42, paid tribute to the NHS as she returned to the Radio 1 breakfast show on Saturday after her bowel cancer surgery.
She began her speech by saying: ‘I’ve been away for a while, I’ve been sluggish if I’m honest! Just want to thank Ariel Frey and Vicky Hawksworth for being amazing and caring about the show for me. Take care of you, our wonderful listeners, because that’s what we want.’
She explained in detail how doctors found and removed the tumor and she recovered.
‘Full disclosure, we’re going to get to know each other very quickly. So I have some time.
‘I’ve recently been diagnosed with bowel cancer, but the good news is they found the tumor, I’ve had surgery, they made it go away, my body has healed and I’m here with you now. And I can’t believe it.’
The sad news: DJ told his Instagram followers that he had been diagnosed with bowel cancer in an emotional post on October 24, a month after he had the disease.
It’s only been a month since the former Big Brother star had surgery, and she paid tribute to her body for being ‘incredible’ and was amazed by the level of care from the NHS.
‘Cause I was just telling producer Tom, it’s been a month since I had surgery and now I’ve got goose bumps – just wow.’
‘A month is going on. So I just want to say it’s unbelievable what the body is capable of and it’s a huge testament to the skill and knowledge and level of care of the NHS they are amazing I give them my life I thank them Can’t give enough.’
She continued: ‘I just want to say, if you are hearing this and you are concerned about anything please don’t suffer silently, go and see your GP what I did, and I think That is why I am here today. I’m just so grateful. So go and watch them they’ll take care of you, I promise.
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‘I want to say thank you, before I start crying, the entire Radio 1 family, who are incredible, closest and dearest to me on the next level, and I just want to say one more thing – the power of positivity ever Don’t underestimate and good luck.
‘And if you’ve just thought of someone it makes a difference, I promise you. And I feel wonderful, I feel lucky, I am happy, I am echoing back to back and I missed you.’
Adele keeps her fans updated on social media with her journey to recovery.
She recently told her followers that ‘this little stoma bag helped save my life’ although she admitted it was hard to get used to, adding: ‘I feel like I need to tame it. Need a coach to help. It’s wild! Haha. It does what it wants… but I’m sure I’ll get there.’
The star, who is with longtime partner Kate Holderness, has been flooded with support since the announcement of his illness.
After the operation, Adele told her respective followers: ‘Just a quick note to say thank you everyone. You are absolutely incredible! Very kind, sending best wishes and taking care of my family.’
Adele said: ‘You are the greatest! You’ve got me on. I have seen my ups and downs this week but today I really feel like I am starting to turn a corner and hopefully I will be soon enough to go home.
Adele first rose to fame when she participated in the third series of Big Brother in 2002 alongside fellow housemates Jade Goody, Alison Hammond, and winner Kate Lawler.