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29th Sep 2014

“The Time Has Come” – Actress Lynda Bellingham To Stop Cancer Treatment

She was diagnosed with colon cancer back in 2013. It later spread to her lungs and liver.

Rebecca McKnight

Actress Lynda Bellingham has revealed that she has chosen to stop chemotherapy.

The 66-year-old revealed in her autobiography, which is being serialised in the Mail on Sunday and will be published on October 9th, that she would like to have one more Christmas with her family.

She wrote: “The time has come to cease and desist. I would love to make one more Christmas, if possible, but I want to stop taking chemo around November in order to pass away by the end of January.”

Linda, who is best known for her television work including All Creatures Great and Small and Loose Women, was meant to star in the UK tour of A Passionate Woman but had to postpone because of her treatment.

She explained: “I’m devastated when I realise that I will have to cancel a planned tour of A Passionate Woman – I’d been so excited by the project… It would be impossible to hold a performance together night after night. So that is that. My career is to end, just like that.”

Unfortunately Linda, who was diagnosed with colon cancer back in 2013 (it later spread to her lungs and liver), was unable to return and the production has not resumed.

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The actress with her husband of six years, Michael.