Linda Nolan has revealed the sweet gift she received from Elton John as she told how the legendary musician reached out to her amid her cancer battle.
The singer, 64, was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer in 2005 before getting the all-clear in 2006.
In 2017 she was diagnosed with incurable secondary cancer in her hip, before it spread to her liver in 2020 and then to her brain earlier this year.
Revealing whether any celebrities had ever reached out to her during her health battle, the Nolan sister confessed that Elton had sent her flowers, calling her a ‘wonderful woman’ and ‘very brave’.
She said: ‘It made my year – never mind my day!.’
‘It made my year – never mind my day!’: Linda Nolan (pictured last month) has revealed the sweet gift she received from Elton John as she told how the legendary musician reached out
Kind: Sending the flowers with a card, the message read: ‘Linda you are a wonderful woman, and you are very brave, lots of love Elton, David and the two boys’ (Elton pictured this month)
Speaking to Bella magazine, Linda explained she had met the Rocket Man hitmaker in passing and was shocked when he sent her a huge flower arrangement.
Sending the flowers with a card, the message read: ‘Linda you are a wonderful woman, and you are very brave, lots of love Elton, David and the two boys’.
Linda explained her sister Coleen Nolan’s makeup artists had done some work for Elton, and he managed to find out her address through the Loose Women presenter.
She said: ‘It made my year – never mind my day! It got to me because he doesn’t really know me, but he reached out.’
Linda has been incredibly open about her health in the hope it will help others going through the same and raise awareness.
Gushing about the support she receives from her family, the star revealed she lives with her sister Maureen, 69, who helps her out around the house.
Yet her sister isn’t afraid to clapback at Linda, as she joked: ‘I asked her the other day, “Can I do anything?” And she said, “Yes – leave!”‘.
Earlier this month, Linda revealed how she is suffering from memory loss due to her cancer after forgetting her niece Ciara’s name.
Sneaky: Linda explained her sister Coleen Nolan’s makeup artists had done some work for Elton, and he managed to find out her address through the Loose Women presenter
She wrote in The Mirror: ‘I had to turn to Coleen’s son Jake’s girlfriend and ask her what my niece, Coleen’s daughter, is called.
‘My memory has been lapsing for a while but that moment was as bad as it has got.’
Linda insisted she is not going to ‘panic’ or ‘live in fear’ amid her struggles as she told how she wants to make the most of her time with her loved ones.
‘I’m not going to panic because, if I panic, cancer wins,’ she insisted. ‘I’m not going to live in fear, because it’ll take over, and I have to concentrate on making the most of now.’
Linda also heartbreakingly told how she is coming to terms with the fact that she might not see Ciara, the daughter of Coleen Nolan, again because her niece is going travelling in January.
Linda recently told how she doesn’t think she will survive cancer for a third time and said it has become a ‘way of life’ for her.
‘I rang that bell twice. And I know now I won’t be ringing it again,’ she heartbreakingly wrote in The Mirror.
Fame: Linda rose to fame with The Nolans performing with her sisters Anne, 71, Denise, 69, Maureen, 67, and Coleen, 57 (pictured in November 1981)