The 23-year-old's mother is having a mastectomy today
Malin Andersson has opened up about her mother’s second battle with breast cancer.
The Love Island star, 23, shared her heartbreaking family news in August, after which she was inundated with support from fans.
Now she’s revealed that her mum is undergoing a mastectomy today (14 September), telling Now: ‘There’s a bad atmosphere at home. Mum’s been diagnosed with breast cancer again.
‘She first found out when she turned 50, and got a letter that invited her to get a scan, 15 years ago. And when she turned 65 in August, she got the same letter in the post to go for a check-up, and then she found out that she had it again.
‘But this time, she’s getting her breast removed – she’s actually going into the theatre in about an hour and a half.’
Malin – who also lost her father at the age of one to cancer – captioned a photo of herself and her mum on Instagram this morning: ‘Praying for my mum today. ❤️.’
Unfortunately, that’s not the only difficult thing she’s dealing with right now. She’s confirmed that she’s split from boyfriend Jeavon Stretton, just weeks after they went public.
Her followers had already clocked that this had happened, after she Tweeted: ‘Single life is the best Soz not Soz. Bye f*** boys,’ earlier this week.
Now she’s explained exactly what went on, continuing: ‘I completely sacked it off because it was getting really intense and cringey. It was too much.
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‘I needed to see my mum, but he didn’t like that. He knew the reason, but he just thought I was chatting crap.
‘I sent him a message, and then an hour later he was like: “Typical, you’ve got a track record for doing this,” so I ended it!’
Sending you and your mum all our love, Ma. We’ve got our fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.