I’M A Superstar star Russell Watson is pressured to take cocktail of medication day by day to remain alive.
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I am A Superstar star Russell Watson has to take a mix of medication on a regular basisCredit score: Rex Options
However what we did not see throughout his time within the fortress, is that he depends on remedy to maintain him effectively, after struggling TWO mind tumours.
After battling a benign but aggressive tumour in 2006, Russell was recognized along with his second pituitary tumour the next yr.
The Brit opera star was advised he would by no means sing once more after a seven-hour op to take away the expansion, which haemorrhaged in 4 locations.
Russell discovered he had his first tumour in 2006Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Following his time on the Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Manchester, he remained within the hospital’s Intensive Remedy Unit and in addition underwent radiotherapy therapy at Christie Hospital.
Regardless of fears that his performing days might be gone endlessly, Russell went on to make a full restoration.
However he nonetheless depends closely on meds to ensure he would not get sick once more,
“I nonetheless must take particular remedy day by day, as a result of my physique would not naturally produce hormones, so I’ve to inject them,” the star advised Greatest journal again in 2018.
“Initially it was a minefield, as a result of I used to be taking this complete cocktail of medication to remain alive. It used to get me down.
Russell will not let his situation ‘beat him’Credit score: Rex Options
“I might get very depressed. I might go to mattress at evening however would not have the ability to get to sleep – I might panic as a result of I believed I might die if I fell asleep.
“These days, I really feel as if every new day is a present – that is why I do not look again anymore.”
He now has to inject himself as he continues his restoration.
The 54-year-old added: “Once I get up within the morning, I’ve to inject myself, after which after an hour I can stand up.
“That is my routine now, however I will by no means let that sickness outline me – I will by no means let it beat me.”
Russell additionally spoke in regards to the meds he depends on, in an interview with The Mirror in 2014.
He mentioned: “I would not final greater than 24 hours with out my remedy.
“The second was the ‘one’, the primary wasn’t life-threatening, it was painful and I almost misplaced my imaginative and prescient.
“The second was holy s***, I went house, went to mattress and didn’t get up due to a haemorrhage.
“My assistant discovered me, referred to as the paramedics and I knew I used to be in bother as a result of the paramedic saved saying ‘stick with us, stick with us’.”