James Whale considered euthanasia amid brain, spine, kidney and lung cancer fight

James Whale considered euthanasia as he fights brain, spine, kidney and lung cancer.

Initially the CelebrityBig Brother star, 69, admitted he thought about ending his life at Dignitas following the diagnosis two weeks ago.

The talkRADIO star lamented the thought “might as well go and get it over with” crossed his mind at first.

Now the broadcasting star has pledged to fight off the disease to get back to work and he hopes to live to at least 70 on reflection.

He survived his wife Melinda who died two years ago after a battle with lung cancer.

James Whale considered euthanasia amid brain spine, kidney and lung cancer fight

He told The Sun : “I came home, had a little think about things. I decided I’m just booking myself a trip to Dignitas. You might as well just go and get it over with.

“I’d looked into it quite some time ago because Melinda died two years ago and it’s been something in the back of my mind.”

He continued: “This little bastard has spread. It’s in my remaining kidney. I’ve got a couple of small lesions in my lungs. I’ve got it in my spine. I’ve got it in my brain.”

Initially the Celebrity Big Brother star, 69, admitted he thought about ending his life at Dignitas following the diagnosis two weeks ago

It’s been 20 years since he had a kidney removed after doctors found a tumor in 2000.

James has plans to return to work after treatment if possible.

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He rocketed to fame in the 1980s when he established himself as the host of The James Whale Radio Show in Leeds.

But now the broadcasting star has pledged to fight off the disease to get back to work and he hopes to live to at least 70

If you are affected by this story there are many people who would be happy to talk to you:

Samaritans

If you need to talk and don’t know where to turn to, the Samaritans operate a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively you can email [email protected] or visit the website to find your local branch.

SANEline

If you or somebody you know is experiencing a mental health problem, SANEline’s helpline is open between 4.30pm and 10.30pm every day on 0300 304 7000.

Mind

The mental health charity Mind has resources aimed at helping you cope with and plan for a crisis. Visit their website for details on helplines, how to access crisis services and what to do if you’re unable to get help yourself.

– In an emergency, dial 999 for urgent help

The radio presenter was a big name on talkSPORT for 13 years.

Later, he starred in Celebrity Big Brother in 2016.

If you’re struggling and need to talk, the Samaritans operates a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] if you’d prefer to write down how you feel. You are not alone.

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