Lorraine: Paul Burrell given ‘all clear’ after prostate cancer diagnosis
Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell became visibly teary eyed on Lorraine this morning (Thursday, November 16) as he shared some good news.
Although ostensibly on the ITV show to discuss the latest series of The Crown, host Lorraine Kelly asked him to share his amazing health news with viewers.
Paul has been battling prostate cancer but he was all smiles as he announced: “I’m happy to tell you Lorraine that I went to see my consultant last week and she gave me the all-clear.
“So, my numbers came down from originally from something like 10 down to 0.06. It’s good news. So I’ll continue with the hormone therapy which is a bit of a pain.”
Paul had previously revealed that the hormone therapy at the moment was robbing him of his testosterone and said it made him, “emotional.”
It was fitting that Paul announced his all-clear on Lorraine as it was on her show that he initially announced his diagnosis in January this year.
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He explained that he was diagnosed with prostate cafter he had needed to go for a medical last year and that, as part of their duty of care he had a “full MOT”.
Following a PSA test – a blood test that helps detect prostate cancer – his GP suggested that his levels were “fairly unusual”.
He then underwent an MRI scan which showed a shadow over his prostate.
“I’m on an emotional educational rollercoaster and not knowing where I’m going to be,” he said at the time as he began to tear up.
“Thinking, ‘Am I going to be here next year [for Christmas]?’… I told my boys and they said, ‘Dad, we need to spend more time with you.'”
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“I was really lucky they caught it early,” Paul continued. “I don’t think men are particularly good about going to the doctors – they need nudging.”
In April he took to Instagram to reveal that he had finished his course of radiotherapy.
He posted a photo of a bell at the hospital alongside the words: “Ring this bell three times well, its toll to clearly say my treatment’s done, this course is run and I am on my way!”
Captioning it he wrote: “The radiotherapy treatment for my prostate cancer is now complete….onwards and upwards!
“I cannot thank the staff at The Christie enough. Their support throughout the process has been absolutely incredible.”
Lorraine is on ITV weekdays at 9am.
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