Adele Roberts shares photos of her stoma bag after cancer diagnosis

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Adele Roberts arrives the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards at SSE Arena on October 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
Adele Roberts (Getty Images)

Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts has shared photos of her stoma bag following her diagnosis with bowel cancer.

The 42-year-old former I’m A Celebrity star revealed last week that she had been diagnosed with the disease, and was to undergo surgery to remove a tumour.

As a result of the treatment, she has had a stoma bag fitted, which aids in eliminating waste from the body when it cannot be passed through the bowel fully.

Sharing the new addition to her body, Roberts was seen lifting up her surgical gown to reveal the grey bag attached to her abdomen.

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She declared the bag had “helped save her life”, although it was taking some adjustment to get used to.

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Alongside the collection of photographs, taken as she was discharged from hospital, Roberts praised the NHS for their life-saving work.

She wrote: “I think this is my favourite selfie ever. I’m rubbish at selfies but I loved taking this one. I’m bruised… I keep finding new holes but I’m recovering and this little stoma bag helped save my life.

“I’m still learning to look after it. It’s been a rollercoaster so far. I feel like I need a trainer to help me tame it. It’s wild! Haha. It does what it wants when it wants… but I’m sure I’ll get there. Get ready Kate because our new house guest seems very naughty.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Adele Roberts poses in the Winners Room at The Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards at The Roundhouse on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Adele Roberts at the 2021 Attitude Awards (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

“I’ll admit, all of this has been overwhelming at times,” the star added. “A lot for me to take in. It’s all happened so quickly from diagnosis to treatment but that’s the brilliance of the NHS.

“I am so grateful to them and I know I am very lucky.”

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Roberts went on to thank fans for their continued support following her announcement of the diagnosis, and urged others to get checked if they were experiencing symptoms.

“I’ve got a bit of a wait to hear about my tumour and what it will mean for the future, but fingers crossed it’s good news,” she concluded. “Either way I’m grateful for one thing out of all of this. It’s reminded me to LIVE LIFE."

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Kate Holderness (L) and Adele Roberts attend the Rolling Stone UK launch at Rosewood London on September 29, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Adele Roberts with other half Kate Holderness (Getty)

She later made light of her new fashion accessory by getting her followers to help her choose between grey, beige or black.

After giving the options, she went with the public vote and opted for grey.

Her optimism in the face of the diagnosis has been praised by fans and her celeb pals who have flocked to lend their support.

Nadine Coyle dubbed Roberts: “Our strong brave girl” while her Radio 1 co-star Matt Edmondson wrote: ‘You’re amazing Adele. Sending all the love in the world.”

Adele Roberts attending the BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards held at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London. Picture date: Sunday October 21st, 2016. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.
Adele Roberts at BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards (Getty)

This was reflected by Scott Mills, who wrote: “We all love you Adele. Its amazing you posted this. You’re awesome and you’ve GOT this.”

Fleur East wrote: “Sending you and your family so much love Adele. Thank you for sharing your experience, hopefully will help others detect signs early and encourage others who are going through the same thing right now. You are so strong!! Keep smiling!”

While Strictly pro Graziano Di Prima told her: “My darling!! be strong!! FORZA!!”

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