Jonnie Irwin says 'F*** it' as he shares toll of social event 24 hours after radiotherapy cancer treatment

Jonnie Irwin says 'F*** it' as he shares toll of social event 24 hours after radiotherapy cancer treatment

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Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 06/11/2023

- 08:42

The 49-year-old headed to a gig over the weekend

Jonnie Irwin managed to enjoy a night out watching The Streets over the weekend, despite undergoing radiotherapy just one day earlier.

The Escape to the Country star has been regularly undergoing treatment since he was first diagnosed with cancer back in 2020 - although he only went public with the diagnosis in late 2022 after it had spread from his lung to his brain.

Irwin donned a stylish baseball cap and orange sweater for the gig as he took to Instagram with a series of snaps from the event.

The A Place in the Sun star shared a number of snaps of singer Mike Skinner on stage before stopping for a selfie with a pal.

Shedding light on the toll the gig has taken on him, Irwin joked in the accompanying caption: "What a night!

"Probs should be resting after radiotherapy to my Swede the day before but F it right?! More about that later.

Jonnie Irwin

Jonnie Irwin enjoys a night out amid his cancer treatment


"So glad I went especially as he played all the classics. @mikeskinnerltd had the place pumping."

Needing to recover the following day, Irwin signed off: "Pretty whacked today but worth it. #thestreets #livemusic."

A number of fans applauded Irwin for enjoying his social life amid his ongoing treatment, including his sister Amanda - with whom he shared a sweet post with earlier this year - as she penned: "My bro my inspiration! #proudsister."

While a separate Instagram user praised: "You are looking so healthy! Putting on weight, glimmer in your eye! Well done whatever you are doing."

And a third echoed: "Go Jonnie, live life to the full. You are such an inspiration to us all young man!!!" (sic)

It's not the first time in recent weeks Irwin has decided to put off rest after he shared with fans a recent chest infection struggle.

Irwin was encouraged to "look after yourself" after he admitted to putting off antibiotics after being struck with the illness.

In a post back in October, Irwin headed to a treatment centre as he revealed all: "Hitting my chest infection from all sides; antibiotics (I tried to ride it out but was getting worse).

"2 hours this morning in my @o2worx hyperbaric chamber and now down at @sereniti_health breathing deeply in the Salt Room. So relaxing and got this place to myself! All wrapped up and relaxed.

"I feel I’ve got some great and knowledgeable people around me atm. #saltylips #alternativetherapies #healthspa #healthandwellness," Irwin signed off.

Irwin's determination has also manifested itself when it comes to his work life too, with the presenter making a triumphant return to Escape to the Country earlier this year.

He's also shared a peek at an all-new work project he's working on for the BBC.

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