I’M A Superstar’s Russell Watson grew tearful on his birthday as he admitted he is “fortunate to be right here” after overcoming a mind tumour.
The opera singer celebrated turning 54 with a luxurious pamper session contained in the ruins of Gwrych Fort.
Russell Watson mirrored on beating mind tumours as he celebrated his birthdayCredit score: Rex Options
Ruthie Henshall chosen Russell to obtain spa remedies as a means of boosting his spirits on his large day, after he admitted it was unusual being away from his household.
And it did the trick, with Vernon Kay portray a mud pack onto Russell’s face as he relaxed in a fluffy white gown.
He then loved a soak in a scorching tub, together with Vernon, Giovanna Fletcher and Hollie Arnold.
Earlier within the day, he’d been serenaded by his campmates, which moved him.
The singer was emotional as he wakened with out is household thereCredit score: Rex Options
Russell mentioned: “There was this large rendition of Pleased Birthday for me, which was pretty. It was so good.”
Victoria Derbyshire requested in a while: “This should be essentially the most surreal birthday of your life?”
Russell informed her: “It’s a little bit.
“My spouse, Louise, she all the time makes an enormous fuss of me on my birthday. She understands the importance of how glad I’m to nonetheless be right here.”
Russell credit his diseases with preserving his youthful appears to be likeCredit score: Rex Options
Giovanna gave him a comforting hug and mentioned he should recognize every birthday after beating his life-threatening most cancers.
He mentioned: “I’ve all the time been the large that appears after everyone. It is all only a bit bizarre.”
After battling a benign however aggressive mind tumour in 2006, Russell was recognized along with his second pituitary tumour the next 12 months.
The singer, dubbed The Voice, was informed he would by no means sing once more after a seven-hour op to take away the expansion, which haemorrhaged in 4 locations.
The ladies selected campmates to take pleasure in pamper remediesCredit score: Rex Options
Following his time on the Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Manchester, he remained within the hospital’s Intensive Remedy Unit and in addition underwent radiotherapy remedy at Christie Hospital.
Regardless of fears that his performing days may very well be gone perpetually, Russell went on to make a full restoration.
And previous to getting into the jungle, he credited his well being points with protecting him trying younger.
Talking from his dwelling in Cheshire, Russell informed us: “I’m fortunate, I’ve bought my mum’s pores and skin – she appears to be like about 50. I’ve been fortunate with that.
“And as properly, due to what I had, the hormonal imbalances that I’ve had have affected.
“The kind of sickness I had is understood for making you seem like you may have a youthful trying face as a result of I wasn’t producing sure hormones and never producing sure different ones. So I’m truly 3373 years previous.
“I’ve been requested about having Botox earlier than however I’ve by no means had it.
“In the course of final 12 months, somebody Tweeted me and mentioned: “’Oh my God, have a look at Russell Watson’s face – he can’t transfer it with all of the Botox he’s had.’
”I believed, ‘I haven’t had any! However thanks mate!”