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Barry Du Bois remains positive that he’ll beat second cancer diagnosis

He recently survived a ‘double lethal dose’ of chemotherapy after dozens of tumours spread through his pelvis and spine.

And Barry Du Bois continues to stay positive after his second ‘more aggressive’ cancer diagnosis, insisting he will keep battling for the sake of his five-year-old twins  Bennet and Arabella and wife, Leonie.  

‘S*** no, I don’t want to go. But let’s not kid ourselves. I don’t think I’m dying,’ the Living Room host, 57, told New Idea on Monday.

‘I’m not ready to die’: Barry Du Bois has revealed his determination to stay alive for his wife Leonie and five-year-old twins Arabella and Bennett after his second cancer diagnosis

He told the publication: ‘None of us gets out of here alive, but I don’t think I’m going to die. I believe in myself and I will instill in my children the same self-belief.’ 

The TV personality also revealed that it was touch and go back in February when he contracted tinea – a fungal infection commonly known as ‘athlete’s foot’.

Thankfully, the presenter pulled through after receiving emergency care from the team at Sydney’s St Vincent’s hospital. 

‘I thought I was gone,’ he admitted. ‘It was the dumbest thing. A bit of tinea between my toes had caused an infection that could’ve hit me in the heart.’ 

Staying strong: 'S*** no, I don’t want to go. But let’s not kid ourselves. I don’t think I’m dying,' the Living Room host, 57, told New Idea on Monday

Staying strong: ‘S*** no, I don’t want to go. But let’s not kid ourselves. I don’t think I’m dying,’ the Living Room host, 57, told New Idea on Monday

Family man: Barry is the proud father of Bennett and Arabella, who were delivered by a surrogate after his 53-year-old wife Leonie Tobler suffered from her own battle with 12 failed rounds of IVF and cervical cancer

Family man: Barry is the proud father of Bennett and Arabella, who were delivered by a surrogate after his 53-year-old wife Leonie Tobler suffered from her own battle with 12 failed rounds of IVF and cervical cancer

Barry is the proud father of Bennett and Arabella, who were delivered by a surrogate after his 53-year-old wife Leonie Tobler suffered from her own battle with 12 failed rounds of IVF and cervical cancer 

During an emotional segment on Friday’s The Living Room, he admitted he was fearful about his second diagnosis.

He told his co-hosts: ‘I don’t like to admit this, but I was scared this time ’round.’ 

'I thought I was gone': The TV personality also revealed that it was touch and go back in February when he contracted tinea - a fungal infection commonly known as 'athlete's foot'

‘I thought I was gone’: The TV personality also revealed that it was touch and go back in February when he contracted tinea – a fungal infection commonly known as ‘athlete’s foot’

The Network Ten star also spoke about his new book, dubbed Life Force: An Unforgettable Story of Living with Cancer, in which he opens up about his healthy way of living that helped him to beat multiple myeloma the first time.

He said: ‘Everybody’s cancer journey is personal to them, what I’m doing is sharing what has worked for me and hopefully it will help other people out there.’ 

Barry previously suffered with depression after his mother tragically lost her own fight against breast and bowel cancer in 2004.

Mindful moments: Barry has opened up about his healthy lifestyle, which includes meditation and a whole foods diet, in his new book dubbed Life Force: An Unforgettable Story of Living with Cancer

Mindful moments: Barry has opened up about his healthy lifestyle, which includes meditation and a whole foods diet, in his new book dubbed Life Force: An Unforgettable Story of Living with Cancer

But in his book, the TV legend advocates a mindful lifestyle which incorporates meditation to boost mental health. 

The designer also promoted the benefits of eating a whole foods diet, regularly exercising and focusing on the things that matter most in life – which for Barry is his children.  

He explained: ‘(In Life Force) I wanted to get down some of the life lessons that I’ve learned and also combine that with great information that we’re privy to.’ 

Cancer battle: Barry beat multiple myeloma before he faced a fresh diagnosis last year

Cancer battle: Barry beat multiple myeloma before he faced a fresh diagnosis last year

  



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