Paul Burrell invited Lorraine viewers along to his first meeting with his cancer consultant on Monday (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
Paul Burrell became emotional on Monday’s Lorraine when speaking about the treatment he’s undergoing for prostate cancer.
The 64-year-old former royal aide made the tearful announcement that he had been diagnosed with cancer last month.
Paul invited Lorraine viewers along to his first meeting with his cancer consultant this week, and although the camera crew wasn’t allowed inside the consultation room, Paul explained exactly what had gone on once back outside the hospital.
He tearfully shared: ‘This isn’t about me. It’s about the big picture. It’s about the way forward.’
He added: ‘I get so emotional because of the hormone therapy, which she said will continue after the operation. So, I’m going to be in a mess for a very long time. But you have to trade off certain things.’
In January, Paul revealed on the same show that he had been diagnosed with cancer in 2022.
He told Lorraine last month that he didn’t think such a thing would ever happen to him, and he’s now on an ’emotional, educational rollercoaster.’
Giving the daytime presenter an update, he said: ‘I’m tired, I’m on hormone therapy, it’s robbing me of my testosterone so my beard isn’t growing as it should, I’m tired, and I’m getting hot flushes.
‘In the summer I had to go for a medical for a TV programme I was doing and their duty of care was to go for a full medical.
‘And out of that was a high level of a chemical PSA produced by your prostate gland.’
Struggling to hold it together, Paul, whose children live in America, added: ‘I was wrapping Christmas presents, wondering, “Will I be here next Christmas?”
‘I had to tell my boys, and they said to me, “Dad, we need to spend more time with you”, and that’s what it’s about.’
The close confidante to Princess Diana then urged viewers to get checked and go for ‘a simple blood test,’ to detect possible signs of prostate cancer early on.
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Paul was diagnosed last year.