Ayda Field happily revealed that her mother Gwen received her second coronavirus vaccine, a year after her diagnosis of cervical cancer.
In May, the former X Factor host, 41, revealed that Gwen was diagnosed with stage two cervical cancer in January, as well as battling lupus and Parkinson’s disease, raising widespread concern that she would contract COVID.
Speaking to Instagram, she shared a screenshot of their video call and wrote: ‘My mom is skype me to tell me she just got her second vaccination’.
Heartache: Ayda Field happily revealed her mother Gwen received her second coronavirus vaccine, one year after her cervical cancer diagnosis
Speaking on her At Home podcast with The Williamses last year, Ayda admitted that she feared her mother could take Covid-19 in hospital.
She said: ‘In January my mom was diagnosed with stage two cervical cancer and it had spread outside the cervix and was a very aggressive tumor. .
“ So next to her Parkinson’s disease and her lupus was this battle with cancer and because the cancer was so big they decided that she had to immediately have chemotherapy and radiation therapy daily and endure a surgery …
“ When the pandemic hit it was very scary because my mother with lupus, Parkinson’s disease and cancer at 70 is plagued by some bad things so she was going to the hospital every the days for these treatments …
Fears: In May, the former X Factor host, 41, revealed that Gwen was diagnosed with stage two cervical cancer in January, as well as battling lupus and Parkinson’s disease , which sparked widespread concern that she would contract COVID
‘I remember thinking, “Is she going to pick up something? Is this where it all ends?” ‘
It’s a tough time for Ayda and Robbie as he recently revealed that his father has Parkinson’s disease and also confirmed Gwen’s “ big disease ”.
Speaking to the Mirror, he said: ‘We have a lot of family issues right now. My father has Parkinson’s disease, my mother-in-law whom I love very much has a very serious disease …
“We cannot reach them. My father is thousands of miles away.
Heartache: It’s a tough time for Ayda and Robbie as he recently revealed his dad has Parkinson’s and also confirmed Gwen’s ‘big illness’
Robbie added: ‘My mom is barely a year under 80 and she’s isolated and I can see things swirling in her mind and her eyes going. ”
The hitmaker said difficult times caused ‘fear and panic’ and said recent issues have made him fear depression and alcohol and drug problems as in the past.
He said: ‘I noticed at the start of the lockdown that I was going in fear. But the difference between me now and the person I was … I saw it, I thought, “It’s interesting – tomorrow will be different”. And it was.’
Family: Robbie admitted he was battling ‘fear and panic’ following his father’s diagnosis (pictured with father and mother Janet)
WHAT IS PARKINSON? THE INCURABLE DISEASE THAT HIT THE BOXER MUHAMMAD ALI
Parkinson’s disease affects one in 500 people, including about one million Americans.
It causes muscle stiffness, slowness of movement, tremors, sleep disturbances, chronic fatigue, impaired quality of life, and can lead to severe disability.
It is a progressive neurological disease that destroys cells in the part of the brain that controls movement.
It is known that people with the condition have a reduced supply of dopamine because the nerve cells that make it have died.
There is currently no cure and no way to stop the progression of the disease, but hundreds of scientific trials are underway to try to change that.
The disease claimed the life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali in 2016.
Robbie added that in the past he thought negative emotions would last “ a decade. ”
The former Take That star has been joined by her father Pete, who is also a singer, on stage several times.
A source close to Pete told the publication that he is in good health and has performed on all of Robbie’s recent shows, including one in January.
In December, Ayda spoke on her At Home With The Williamses podcast with Robbie where she said, “ You know what? This year has been a terrible shock. I know I curse sometimes; I try not to curse.
“ Aside from Beau’s birth, which obviously goes down a ten-year scale of happiness and joy, this f *** ing year has been shit. It was horrible.
“It started in January when my mom was diagnosed with cancer, and I thought, ‘Sounds like a **** y start to the year.’ I had no idea that a pandemic was going to take over and ruin everyone’s lives too …
Judge X Factor continued: ‘Due to this pandemic I have not been able to touch or hold her since February, and I am now several miles from her and I cannot achieve.
And yesterday was the first realization that I won’t see my mom for Christmas. I’m going to be miles and miles from her for the first time, I think, in my life.
Ayda and Robbie started dating in 2007 before tying the knot at his home in Mulholland Estates, Beverly Hills, in August 2010.
The happy couple share Theodora, eight, Charlton, five, Colette, two, and Beau, seven, whose arrival came as a surprise to fans on Valentine’s Day.
WHAT IS CERVICAL CANCER?
Cancer of the cervix affects the lining of the lower part of the uterus.
The most common symptom is unusual bleeding, such as between periods, during sex, or after menopause, but other signs may include:
- Pain during intercourse
- Vaginal discharge that smells
- Pain in the pelvis
Causes can include:
- Age – more than half of those affected are under 45
- HPV infection – which affects most people at some point in their life
- Smoking – responsible for 21% of cases
- Contraceptive pill – linked to 10% of cases
- Have children
- Family history of cancer of the cervix or other types of cancer, such as the vagina
Source: Cancer Research UK