Frankie Bridge reveals doctors have discovered a ‘really rare’ tumour in her neck: ‘I felt sick when they told me’
Frankie Bridge revealed doctors recently discovered a ‘rare’ tumor after taking her in for an MRI scan.
The Saturdays singer, 35, explained they were trying to find the source of her constant headaches when they found the lump in her neck.
Speaking on Tuesday’s Loose Women, the mum-of-two revealed that the tumor was thankfully benign, but it was understandably a terrifying ordeal.
Frankie explained: ‘I had an MRI recently and by chance they found something on my neck so I had to have another MRI.
“It turned out to be a tumor that’s benign, it doesn’t need to be treated, it’s absolutely fine.”
Frankie Bridge revealed on Tuesday’s Loose Women that doctors recently discovered a ‘rare’ tumor in her neck after taking her in for an MRI scan when she complained of headaches
Frankie explained: ‘I had an MRI recently and by chance they found something on my neck so I had to have another MRI. It turned out to be a tumor that is benign’
Frankie revealed that the diagnosis came at the worst possible time, as her husband Wayne Bridge was away and she was single-handedly looking after their sons Parker, nine, and Carter, seven.
She continued: ‘But for that first week when the doctor called me I was on my own, Wayne was gone. I was in the middle of cooking the boys dinner.
‘I immediately thought, “this is it, it’s my time, I’m going to be sick.” I went straight to, “Oh God, I’m going to die.”
‘Luckily for me it’s very rare and they only came across it because they were looking for my headache.
“That week that I didn’t tell the kids, my friends, something like that, I kind of blew through the week.”
In August, Frankie revealed she was suffering from headaches caused by muscle tension in her neck and jaw.
She explained that she was trying to relieve tension in her neck that caused her to clench her jaw too often and booked in to get muscle relaxant injections.
Frankie revealed when she was told about the tumor that her husband Wayne Bridge was away and she was cooking dinner for her sons Parker, nine, and Carter, seven.
Frankie shared: ‘I immediately thought, “this is it, it’s my time, I’m going to be sick.” I went straight to, “Oh God, I’m going to die.” Lucky for me it’s really rare’
Frankie said: ‘No matter how many massages I get… I’m big-jawed. So I always have tension neck pain which always leads to tension headaches. So I thought I’d try something new with @natalikellyldn.’
Aesthetic practitioner Natali Kelly then explained the treatment, saying she would inject a neuromodulator to relax the muscles for ‘less pain and an elongated swan-like neck’.
Frankie confessed to her followers: ‘I was definitely nervous. Can you tell?! But I couldn’t actually feel anything! Phew! I’ll let you know if it helps!’
At the start of last year, Frankie’s mother Victoria Sandford was diagnosed with breast cancer, with the singer calling the ‘horrific’ diagnosis a wake-up call.
Frankie explained her mother was lucky she caught the disease early, but admitted it gave her a shock as she never thought to check herself for any lumps.
She has to the Mirror in June: ‘My mother was diagnosed with stage 2, grade 3 breast cancer at the beginning of the year. She caught it early but it was quite aggressive.
‘She shielded me from it a lot, so I don’t think I ever saw her at rock bottom, but I saw the chemotherapy take its toll at the end.
“She’s finished treatment now and coming out the other side, but it’s not over yet, so it’s scary to talk about.”
Frankie said she never checked her breasts because no one in her family had ever had cancer, but she has changed her ways now.
She added: ‘My mum’s diagnosis made me go, ‘Oh God, it could be anyone’. And early diagnosis makes such a big difference.’
Frankie revealed last year that she suffers from muscle tension in her neck and jaw and has had injections to ease her suffering
At the beginning of last year, Frankie’s mother Victoria Sandford was diagnosed with breast cancer and Frankie called the ‘horrible’ diagnosis a wake-up call (pictured in 2021)