EastEnders star Samantha Womack thanked fans for their support since she revealed she is being treated for breast cancer, and gave an update on her progress. hers.
The 49-year-old actress said she had undergone surgery to remove the tumor and is now preparing to start chemotherapy.
In a video shared with her 86,000 Instagram followers, she said: “I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent me love after I shared my story about fighting. with breast cancer.
“So just to let you know where I am, I’ve had surgery. I’ve had my tumor removed and lymph nodes removed, and now I’m going to start my first round of chemotherapy.”
Womack added: “I’ve been reading all of your stories and messages. They made me feel real. And I just wanted to say thank you. I’m humbled that everyone has reached out to me. So I” I’ll keep you posted. Just a huge thank you and sending you all so much love. “
Womack, formerly Samantha Janus, is known for her role as Ronnie Mitchell in the BBC television series EastEnders which she starred in for 10 years until 2017.
She is best known for her role as Mandy in the British comedy Game On in the 1990s, and has appeared in a number of films, television series and stage shows, including the comedy Mount Pleasant and the series about Agent Kingsman.
She originally planned a singing career and represented the UK in the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, performing A Message To Your Heart and placing 10th.
The actress revealed she had breast cancer while posting a tribute post after the death of the Australian star Olivia Newton-Johnwho had a long battle with the disease, in August.
Tweeting a photo showing her and daughter Chloe with the Grease star, she wrote: “I am now starting my own battle with this disease.”
The photo was taken while Womack was playing the role of Sandy in the West End production of the hit show.
Friends of the actress including TV presenter Denise van Outen, All Saints singer Natalie Appleton and EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite were among those who shared messages of support following the latest update her, with Outhwaite writing: “Oh honey. Sending you love, light and positive energy. You are so strong and I know you will overcome all your obstacles.”