Noddy Holder cancer: Suzan Holder shares what husband said after 'horrifying' diagnosis

Noddy Holder cancer: Suzan Holder shares what husband said after 'horrifying' diagnosis

Noddy Holder's cancer diagnosis

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 27/10/2023

- 09:21

Updated: 27/10/2023

- 09:51

Suzan Holder opened up on Noddy Holder's cancer diagnosis and how he reacted when they first found out

Journalist Suzan Holder spoke about her husbands cancer diagnosis during an appearance on GB News today.

Noddy Holder was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer five years ago and originally told he had just six months to live.

"As you can imagine it was terrifying and horrifying," Suzan exclusively told GB News.

"But the good news is we're here five years later. He's had a form of chemotherapy that was very targeted, very intense.

Suzan Holder

Suzan opened up on her husband's diagnosis


"When he was given it five years ago he was told they hadn't really given it to someone his age, he was 72.

"They never make any promises with any cancer treatment but he's doing great."

Noddy received his treatment at The Christie Hospital in Manchester.

Suzan added Noddy has handled his illness with "good humour" and is the same "naughty, mischievous" person he's always been.

"He took that diagnosis on the chin and just went 'I've had a great life, I've had a great time'," she explained.

"He was worried about me, his three children, his grandchildren. That is what upset him.

"But as a person, he kind of went 'well it is what it is'."

The journalist went on to detail the decision to share the news after five years.

Suzan continued: "We've decided to talk about it now to raise awareness for oesophageal cancer, it's not the same as throat cancer.

Noddy Holder

Noddy Holder was diagnosed five years ago


"It's not something that gets a lot of attention." Suzan went on to share they have "hope".

She added: "We're very aware that a lot of people are going through all sorts of different things and all sorts of different illnesses. And we don't have the magic answer.

"But we can say to people, even with a devastating diagnosis, there is always hope, you never know.

"They are bringing on treatment all the time and this treatment he has had kept him healthy for the last four and a half years."

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