Jonnie Irwin says he hasn't 'slept for 6 days' as he shares 'claustrophobic' cancer treatment update

Jonnie Irwin says he hasn't 'slept for 6 days' as he shares 'claustrophobic' cancer treatment update

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Alex Davies

By Alex Davies


Published: 25/01/2024

- 12:59

Updated: 25/01/2024

- 15:29

The 50-year-old shared a post from hospital amid his ongoing cancer fight

Jonnie Irwin has said he hasn't been sleeping ahead of a daunting MRI scan as he continues his treatment for cancer.

The A Place in the Sun and Escape to the Country star has been living with cancer since 2020 after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.


The illness spread to his brain by 2022 which prompted the TV presenter to go public with his diagnosis.

Since announcing his diagnosis, Irwin has been praised for his candid and open updates about living with cancer.

Earlier this month, for example, Irwin admitted he was "wary" of big pharma's intentions after exploring alternative treatments and methods for the illness.

In a new update on January 25, Irwin revealed he was back in hospital and heading for an MRI, the prospect of which had left him struggling.

Jonnie Irwin

Jonnie Irwin health: 50-year-old says he 'hasn't slept' ahead of MRI scan

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"This is look of a man who’s not slept for 6 nights and awaiting a full body MRI scan of at least an hour," Irwin penned to his 240k Instagram followers.

He continued alongside a tired-looking selfie: "If you haven’t had one they’re claustrophobic and claustrophobic and omit loud random noises. Joy.

"Take note on attempt of a jaunty not on my gown! I’m expecting to come out to news of India all out 195! #alwaystrying #mri #livingwithcancer #nhs," he signed off, alluding to the England cricket team's current test in India.

It didn't take long for Irwin's fans to floods the comments section with their messages of support - along with a few suggestions.

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"Just focus on the belly and breath. Sending love & healing," one concerned fan suggested.

"Lots of good luck coming your way x," a second added while a third said: "Good luck Jonnie. It ain’t a great experience, but they are great inventions."

"Good luck, lovely Jonny," a fourth commented with a love heart emoji while a fifth encouraged: "You’ve got this Jonnie."

Elsewhere, a sixth weighed in: "Awwww, good luck hunny!!!! Fingers crossed, toes crossed, everything really…" (sic)

Jonnie Irwin in hospital

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His A Place in the Sun colleague Danni Menzies also showed her support as she liked the post from Irwin.

Irwin's latest foray to the hospital comes just two months after he defied doctors' expectations and celebrated his 50th birthday in Spain with his wife Jess and their three sons.

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