Radio star Adele Roberts says she loves her body after bowel cancer battle
Adele Roberts has said she used to think she was “a lost cause” but has started to love her body since battling bowel cancer.
The BBC Radio 1 presenter said she used to struggle with body confidence but when she looked at the stoma bag she had fitted after she was diagnosed last year, she thought she looked “amazing”.
She admitted she’s even a bit worried about having the stoma - which she affectionately refers to as Audrey – removed in case it affects the way she feels about herself.
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Opening up to MailOnline, Roberts revealed that her self-confidence used to be low.
But she had something of a realisation when she looked in the mirror at the bag.
“It was just realising how amazing the human body is and cancer has helped me see myself in an entirely different way,” said the 43-year-old.
“I remember thinking to myself ‘don't do this anymore’ and this is amazing and so cool. I love my body and have never loved it as much as I do now.”
“I haven't said this to the doctors but I am worried about when Audrey does go because I hope that I don't hate my body again,” she added.
Roberts told fans last October that she had been diagnosed with the illness.
And in June she revealed that she’d had the all-clear following treatment.
“The day I've been waiting for,” she wrote on Instagram.
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“Hearing the words 'you're free of cancer' absolutely took my breath away. I keep replaying it in my mind. It was the most beautiful sound I think I've ever heard. Even though I was praying Dr Khan would say that to me I don't think my head let me believe it until I heard it."
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