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James Whale has confirmed he will remain in hospital after a recent series of blood transfusions as he battled brain, spine, kidney and lung cancer.
The TV and radio presenter discussed his terminal condition during a rare public appearance at the British Curry Awards in November, and has since been admitted to hospital for a series of procedures.
Whale, 71, has since revealed that a blood transfusion performed during his current stay did not go as planned, meaning he will continue to receive medical supervision for an extended period.
Concern: James Whale has confirmed he will remain in hospital after a recent series of blood transfusions as he battled brain, spine, kidney and lung cancer
He told Twitter followers on Monday evening: “Sorry to say guys, a lot of people are asking how my blood transfusions went.” Unfortunately, they didn’t do the trick.
“Apparently my lungs are full of blood clots so they are keeping me clear of them and hopefully it won’t take too long.”
The presenter also shared a photo from his hospital bed, with the self-deprecating caption: “I don’t know if this is the look, I should go!! But you never know I might start a new tendency.
Still smiling: The presenter also shared a photo from his hospital bed (top image), alongside a self-deprecating caption (pictured)
Devastating: The TV and radio presenter discussed his terminal condition during a rare public appearance at the British Curry Awards in November
TalkTV and talkRADIO presenter Whale gave a heartbreaking speech at Evolution London on November 28, while appearing at the annual British Curry Awards with his wife Nadine Lamont-Brown.
He told the assembled guests, “I know a lot of you won’t like me, but this time next year I won’t be there.” I have terminal cancer.
“As you can hear I’m on chemotherapy which is making it harder for me to breathe but I’m fine. Do not worry.’
His love: He attended the event with his wife of one year, Nadine Lamont-Brown – complementing each other in navy blue ensembles
Whale, who was speaking on stage at the British Curry Awards, also referenced his good friend Enam Ali MBE, who died in July after a two-year battle with cancer.
The Epsom curry pioneer raised over £2million for charity before he died.
He continued, “I’m 70 now and I just want to say don’t waste your time on stupid things that don’t matter.
The presenter attended the event with his wife Nadine, who wore a shimmering sequin dress while Whale cut a dashing figure in a blue patterned waistcoat, blue blazer and orange tinted glasses.
Tough times: The Whale broadcaster, seen in 2018, revealed he was battling several forms of cancer
The couple tied the knot in a romantic ceremony at Tenterden Town Hall in Kent in October 2021.
The wedding took place 14 months after the radio host revealed he was battling spinal, brain and kidney cancer, and three years after his first wife, Melinda, died of a stage 4 lung cancer.
He himself had just three months to live when he contracted kidney cancer in 2000
Whale previously announced his engagement on Twitter in May that year, telling fans at the time he would reveal “to whom later” as he kept his love’s identity a mystery.
Sharing the news, he wrote: “Breaking news over this my birthday weekend, I have to announce that I got engaged – who I will reveal to later!”
His love: James planted a kiss on his beloved wife as they walked the red carpet together
A satisfied fan replied to James, saying: ‘Please let it be Ash[GouldhistalkRADIOco-hostI’vebeenlisteningtoyoubothforyearsandthatwouldbesoromantic!YoutwoarejustmadeforeachotherandIbetMelinda(lookingdown)wouldapprove!'[GouldhistalkRADIOco-hostI’velistenedtoyoutwoforyears&itwouldbesoooooromantic!You’rejustmadeforeachother&IbetMelinda(lookingdown)wouldapprove!'[Gouldsonco-animateurdetalkRADIOJevousaiécoutétouslesdeuxpendantdesannéesetceseraittellementromantique !Vousêtesjustefaitsl’unpourl’autreetjepariequeMelinda(baissantlesyeux)approuverait!'[GouldhistalkRADIOco-hostI’velistenedtoyoutwoforyears&itwouldbesoooooromantic!You’rejustmadeforeachother&IbetMelinda(lookingdown)wouldapprove!’
This prompted the presenter to respond, “We’ve been together for a long time.”
Whale’s late wife, 48, Melinda, died in May 2018, with the presenter telling MailOnline at the time of her diagnosis: ‘She is not expected to live very long, it may take weeks or months.
“She is undergoing treatment and I cannot give up on this last glimmer of hope. But the doctors say I have to face the facts. She is dying. The thought of losing her is so painful it’s hard to even contemplate it.
Melinda went to her GP in September 2017 after feeling unwell and suffering from a cough.
She said: ‘I thought it was just a virus, but the doctor found an infection in my lower left lung and my ear. I was prescribed antibiotics and sent home.
When they didn’t work, Melinda went back and was prescribed another course, which also didn’t work, before being sent for a chest X-ray.
Battle: He said his last chemotherapy treatment made it difficult for him to breathe
She said: “I was getting more and more tired. At one point I really doubted myself. I thought, “It’s in your head, Melinda.” I thought it was the winter blues.
“But when I saw the radiologist’s face, I immediately knew something was wrong. The next day I was told I needed more tests.
“By the time I was told it was cancer in December, I already knew that. Don’t ask me how, but I did it. I have stage four lung cancer with secondary cancer scattered here, there and everywhere.
“It’s in my bones, my spine and my lymph nodes. It’s gone ping, everywhere. It was such a huge shock. You talk about three months between perfect health and now, when I sleep almost 24 hours a day. It certainly escaped me.
She died a few months later, in May 2018.
Whale had hoped Melinda could overcome the prognosis, as he did 18 years ago when he was told he had a kidney tumor the size of a soccer ball.
He said: ‘They weren’t sure if they could operate. I thought I was going to die.
After defying the odds and having a kidney removed, he set up Kidney Cancer UK, a charity that helps support people with the disease and their loved ones.
Whale has also been very outspoken about his own health issues in recent years, revealing in 2020 that he had found out he had spinal, brain and kidney cancer.
Speaking last August, he said he even considered throwing a farewell party with friends and then killing himself after learning of his diagnosis.
Whale said he considered euthanasia at the ‘place in Switzerland’ after being diagnosed – just two years after losing his wife Melinda to the devastating illness
Heartbreak: Whale’s late wife Melinda, 48, died in May 2018, and he told MailOnline at the time of his diagnosis: ‘She’s not expected to live very long, it could be weeks or months ”
James Whale, 71, confirms he will remain in hospital after blood transfusion
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