Susanna Reid reacts to the “unwelcome news” that her cancer has worsened, as revealed by a GMB guest.


Susanna Reid reacts to the “unwelcome news” that her cancer has worsened, as revealed by a GMB guest.

SUSANNA REID has reacted to former government minister James Brokenshire’s announcement that his lung cancer has “progressed” on Good Morning Britain.

Susanna Reid, 50, of Good Morning Britain, contacted Conservative MP James Brokenshire after he announced “unwelcoming news” today. On social media, the former security minister, who stepped down in July, got an outpouring of support.

Mr Brokenshire, 53, disclosed that his disease had “progressed” and that he would begin a “new line of treatment.”

Doctors at Guys and St Thomas’ hospital NHS Foundation Trust in central London were treating the Tory MP, he said.

He went on to say that he needed “room to focus on his treatment.”

In front of his 30,000 followers, the former Cabinet minister, who has appeared on GMB, issued an honest tweet.

“Unfortunately, my cancer has progressed,” he wrote. This week, I began a new line of treatment and am receiving excellent care from the staff at @GSTTnhs.

“Unwelcome news, but I’m staying positive. Cathy and the kids have been wonderful, and we appreciate all of the warm words. Now is the time to concentrate on treatment.”

Mr Brokenshire was bombarded with words of support almost immediately, with Susanna among the first to respond.

The GMB broadcaster wrote a poignant message for her 829,000 fans.

“I’m sorry to have to tell you this, James. “My heartfelt greetings to you and your family,” she wrote.

Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer were among those who wished the politician well, with the prime minister remarking, “We hope you recover quickly.”

“This is extremely terrible news James, but delighted to know you’re in good hands,” Mr Starmer wrote. Wishing you a speedy recovery and sending you and your family my best wishes.”

“Sending you and Cathy all best wishes,” Sajid Javid added.

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In 2018, Mr Brokenshire resigned as Northern Ireland Secretary in order to undergo surgery to remove a lesion from his right lung.

Later following year, as a housing minister, he rejoined Theresa May’s Cabinet, and in 2020, he joined Mr Johnson’s Home Office.

In January, he stated that he would be taking a leave of absence to undergo cancer surgery.

He resigned as security minister in July after explaining that he was recovering from surgery. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”


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