Noddy Holder's 'bombshell' cancer diagnosis as he was given just six months to live

Noddy Holder

The singer was diagnosed with cancer

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 19/10/2023

- 16:18

Updated: 19/10/2023

- 16:27

Noddy Holder was told he had just months to live after a shocking diagnosis

Noddy Holder was diagnosed with cancer and told he had just months to live, his wife Suzan Holder has revealed.

The singer battled the condition in private after being diagnosed five years ago.

Noddy was told he had oesophageal cancer in what Suzan described as a "bombshell" for the family.

He was told he had just six months to live and received treatment at The Christie Hospital in Manchester.

Noddy Holder

He was given just months to live


This included experimental treatments and a trial of intense chemotherapy, Suzan penned in a column for Great British Life.

He responded well to the treatment and, despite the original diagnosis, Noddy is "feeling good and looking great" years later.

Oesophageal cancer affects the food pipe and can vary in seriousness.

It is found more often in men than women and typically affects those in their 60s and 70s.

Symptoms of the illness include swelling, feeling or being sick, heartburn or indigestion, NHS reports.

It can also present itself in a persistent cough, loss of appetite and pain in the throat or in the middle of the chest.

The best treatment will depend on where it is and if it has spread.

Common treatments can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and medicines.

Noddy Holder

His wife shared an update on his condition


The heartbreaking update comes after actress Sally Dynevor spoke of her battle with cancer.

The actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and said she "fainted" when she heard the news.

She spoke out to raise awareness as she revealed her symptoms were "very, very tiny".

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