Nolan sisters Linda and Anne are both fighting cancer 7 years after sister Bernie’s death

3 August 2020, 14:38

Nolan sisters Linda and Anne reveal cancer diagnosis seven years after sibling Bernie’s death
Nolan sisters Linda and Anne reveal cancer diagnosis seven years after sibling Bernie’s death. Picture: Shutterstock

By Rory O'Connor

Linda and Anne Nolan of The Nolan Sisters have announced the news they have both been diagnosed with cancer.

The singers revealed they have been undergoing chemotherapy at Victoria Hospital in Blackpool.

Shortly after returning from filming their TV series The Nolans Go Cruising, the pair both received news of their diagnosis.

A tweet from The Nolans’ account read: "For the past few months during lockdown, Linda and Anne have been battling cancer & chemotherapy together…

"We will get through this together, as a family."

The Nolan Sisters together: Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda, Bernadette and Coleen
The Nolan Sisters together: Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda, Bernadette and Coleen. Picture: Getty

Linda, 61, went on to tell The Sun: "We laughed and we cried really. It’s hysterical. Forget the Chemical Brothers, we’ve become the Chemo Sisters.

"It’s just really hard and I’m scared of dying. I don’t want to die. I want to be around and see my great nieces and nephews grow up, and that’s why I’m putting everything I’ve got into trying to get well.

"I look in the mirror now and I see Bernie, because I think we’re so alike anyway and it just brings back all of her trauma and how sick she was."

Anne, 69, added: "I don’t want to die. I love my life so much. I love my daughters, my grandchildren, my friends, all my family.

Anne Nolan
Anne Nolan. Picture: Shutterstock

"I want to live for as long as I possibly can. I am scared of dying as well. Even though I believe in God, I’m still scared."

Anne was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, while Linda has incurable cancer in her liver.

The 'I’m In The Mood For Dancing' singers are expected to finish treatment in September, when Anne will undergo either a mastectomy or lumpectomy, possibly followed by radiotherapy.