A Place In The Sun’s Jonnie Irwin ‘given hope in an otherwise hopeless situation’ from cancer survivor following his terminal diagnosis
Jonnie Irwin has revealed he changed his lifestyle and was given a sense of hope after health advice given to him from a cancer survivor and his mentor.
The A Place In The Sun presenter, 49, publicly revealed in November that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and given ‘months to live’.
‘I don’t know how long I have left, but I try to stay positive and my attitude is that I’m living with cancer, not dying from it,’ he said at the time, having revealed that cancer in his lung had spread to his brain.
He has now shared a picture of himself with author Jane McLelland, who’s book gave him ‘hope in an otherwise hopeless situation’.
Posting a picture on social media, Jonnie penned: ‘Was a privilege to meet my mentor Jane McLelland today, author of @how_to_starve_cancer.
‘Her story is truly an inspiration and in my opinion a must read for anyone affected by cancer.’
He continued: ‘It’s inspired me to change my lifestyle and importantly given me hope in an otherwise hopeless situation.
‘Don’t get me wrong – it’s bloody hard but I’m on board!’
Jane was diagnosed with cervical cancer aged 35, and at the time was given a one-in-20 chance of surviving five years.
She has been in remission since 2004, having beaten cervical, lung and blood cancers and is now an inspirational speaker and author of How to Starve Cancer.
This comes after Jonnie said he was ‘determined to make the most’ despite feeling ‘horrible’ after painkillers.
Last month, Jonnie took to his Instagram stories and said: ‘After a terrible night’s sleep, up and down and getting painkillers – oh it was just horrible – it’s a beautiful day.
‘So I’ve got a steroid inside me and some more painkillers and I’m determined to make the most of this.’
He then showed his followers a stunning view of his cycling route.
After sharing the news of his diagnosis, Jonnie said in a recent interview that he’s received ‘messages from people all over the world, wishing me well’.
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