Janey Godley reveals she has ovarian cancer from hospital bed

The comedian shared the news on Twitter, adding that the last weekend of her tour had been cancelled.

Janey Godley reveals she has ovarian cancer from hospital bed STV News

Janey Godley has revealed she has ovarian cancer. 

On Friday the comedian tweeted the news from her hospital bed. 

She added that her last two tour dates scheduled for this weekend would be cancelled.

She tweeted: “Sorry but my last weekend of the tour can’t go ahead in Edinburgh and Musselburgh as I am in hospital with ovarian cancer – look after each other. #MentalHealthMatters”

She later posted a video saying: “Unfortunately I was doing the tour while I, unbeknownst to me, had ovarian cancer. 

“I just got checked out yesterday and that’s why I’m now in this very beautiful but very stormy corner room in a hospital in Glasgow.”

In the video, Godley said her symptoms included feeling full while eating, having no energy and feeling bloated.

She went on to thank the NHS for being “unbelievably brilliant”, adding: “I want to thank everyone for all their support and all their help.”

Godley’s daughter Ashley Storrie, who often appears in her videos, added: “Devastation doesn’t touch the edges of how I feel right now. 

“Thank you to all the amazing NHS staff who’ve been looking after mum and helped her come to terms with this terrifying news.”

The comedian found viral fame with her dubbed pastiches of Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s coronavirus news briefings during the pandemic.

She featured in Scottish Government coronavirus adverts but they were pulled after offensive tweets by her came to light following an investigation by the Daily Beast website.

The news broke soon after the Covid-19 ads featuring Ms Godley, for which she was paid £12,000, were released.

Godley has profusely apologised for the tweets and donated the fee she was paid by the Scottish Government to charity.

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