July 3rd 2023.
Recently, Dame Esther Rantzen opened up about her life expectancy after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Her close friend, Angela Rippon, has shared that Dame Esther is 'very happy' while surrounded by her family.
In January, the 83-year-old TV presenter revealed that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread, yet she remained optimistic. A few months later, she had to miss an appearance on The One Show due to her condition, before later disclosing that it was stage 4.
In a pre-recorded interview with Alex Jones, Dame Esther spoke in more detail about her health, explaining that her doctor had estimated she had about 10 years left to live. Angela has spoken about how her friend is doing in a new interview, saying that the last time they had a 'lengthy conversation', Dame Esther was 'very happy' surrounded by her family in her home. Angela also paid tribute to Dame Esther's incredible charity work, describing her as a 'titan'.
Dame Esther revealed that during a trip to the doctor for a scan, she was mistaken for Angela which was the catalyst for her to share her diagnosis publicly. She said that she realized the news would eventually leak out and it was better to break the news herself.
The beloved media personality has touched the hearts of many with her courage and optimism while facing her diagnosis. We hope she continues to remain surrounded by her family and friends as she goes through this difficult journey.
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