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Cornelia Frances’ poignant last words about her cancer battle in her final interview

Cornelia Frances discussed the ‘pain’ she was suffering while battling cancer in a poignant final interview before she passed away this week.

The Australian TV legend – who died surrounded by her loved ones – bravely said she was feeling ‘fine’ during a chat with A Current Affair from her hospital bed in February.

The 77-year-old added that being treated for the disease at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital – where she had filmed Young Doctors 40 years earlier – gave her a ‘different view altogether’.

 

‘The pain comes and goes’: Cornelia Frances discussed the ‘pain’ she was suffering while battling cancer in her poignant final interview before she passed away this week

Cornelia assured her fans that she would fight the cancer that had spread beyond her bladder at that point of her interview.

‘The pain comes and goes but you expect that, it’s par for the course,’ the TV star defiantly said at the time.  

Cornelia’s last interview has re-emerged after the actress, known for her roles in Home and Away, Prisoner and Sons and Daughters, died surrounded by her loved ones overnight.

 Poignant: The 77-year-old revealed during an interview with A Current Affair in February that she was being treated for cancer at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital, 40 years after filming Young Doctors (pictured on the show in the 1970s)

 Poignant: The 77-year-old revealed during an interview with A Current Affair in February that she was being treated for cancer at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital, 40 years after filming Young Doctors (pictured on the show in the 1970s)

Cornelia was diagnosed with bladder cancer over a year ago and, later, doctors told her it had spread to her hip and spine. 

During her interview with A Current Affair, she reflected on her illustrious career spanning five decades.  

She also thanked the producers who continuously handed her roles which allowed her to become Australia’s most famous TV villain.

Brave: 'The pain comes and goes but you expect that, it's par for the course,' the TV star defiantly said during the interview  

Brave: ‘The pain comes and goes but you expect that, it’s par for the course,’ the TV star defiantly said during the interview  

Icon: Cornelia said her lengthy career - which included stints on Home And Away and as the host of the Australian version of The Weakest Link (pictured) - had been a 'wonderful road' 

Icon: Cornelia said her lengthy career – which included stints on Home And Away and as the host of the Australian version of The Weakest Link (pictured) – had been a ‘wonderful road’ 

‘I’d like to thank the producers who hired me because it ain’t easy to put a b***h on television,’ she said. 

Cornelia said her lengthy career – which included stints on Home And Away and as the host of the Australian version of The Weakest Link – had been a ‘wonderful road’ and she loved ‘every minute’ of it.

The Young Doctors star added that she had no hard feelings about never winning a Logie Award, despite being nominated six times. 

Staying positive: The Young Doctors star added that she had no hard feelings about never winning a Logie Award, despite being nominated six times

Positive spirits: ‘I’d like to thank the producers who hired me because it ain’t easy to put a b***h on television,’ she cheekily quipped 

‘It’s a public opinion, they don’t like the b***hes, they like the nice ladies. Being nominated was a great thrill, it was lovely,’ she said.

In January, Cornelia confessed that she had almost died from blood loss.

She told The Daily Telegraph: ‘I discovered I had bladder cancer. This then spread to my hip bone which fractured, and then I almost died from loss of blood due to an ulcer in my throat. Despite all this, I am still here, as the old song goes.’ 

Candid chat: The Young Doctors star (centre) added that she had no hard feelings about never winning a Logie Award, despite being nominated six times

Candid chat: The Young Doctors star (centre) added that she had no hard feelings about never winning a Logie Award, despite being nominated six times



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