Holly Willoughby throws support behind Delays singer after he’s taken off cancer treatment

Holly Willoughby throws support behind Delays singer after he’s taken off cancer treatment

August 11, 2021

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Greg Gilbert took to Instagram on Monday to tell fans he had been taken off treatment for cancer and was facing “an uncertain future”. The Delays’ lead singer, 44, was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in 2016.

He had previously crowd-funded for treatment that was unavailable on the NHS and raised over £100,000.

Taking to his social media page, the indie band member issued a health update.

He wrote: “This isn’t a post I ever thought I’d have to write but it suddenly seems necessary.

“I have, unfortunately, been taken off of treatment and am now being treated solely for pain relief at Countess Mountbatten Hospice.

“The pains are mostly under control and the nurses here are nothing less than angels.

“But I’m now in an uncertain future where I don’t know how long I have and what the days will look like.

“I still believe in magic, the power of a good gesture and laughter.

“I want to fill the days ahead with all of these and so much more.”

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He has since been inundated with support, including from This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby.

In view of her 7.3 million followers, the mother-of-three shared a throwback video of the time she met the band on children’s entertainment show Ministry of Mayhem.

She wrote: “I remember @sarahcawood introducing me to this band and their sound filled my head with soul.

“They kindly agreed to come on Ministry of Mayhem and I got a front row seat. Love this band, they will always have a place in my heart.

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“Huge love especially to @greggilbert_artist.”

Holly concluded her post with a link for donations to the aforementioned hospice, which is treating Greg.

Many fans of the star have flocked to his Instagram to send their wishes.

One commented: “Sending you all the strength and love that I have, Greg!”

“Sending you best wishes Greg,” a second added.

“Love and strength to you and your family,” a third penned.

The singer has thanked his fans for their ongoing support.

He has also been supported by his daughters Dali and Bay and wife Stacey Heale.

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