The BBC Radio 1 DJ shared the good news and reflected on her journey


Adele Roberts has revealed on Instagram that she is cancer free. The 43-year-old BBC Radio 1 DJ was diagnosed with bowel cancer in October last year. Adele Roberts received DIVA’s Choice Award earlier this year for her role in furthering LGBTQI visibility in broadcasting and her openness about her cancer journey.

After undergoing surgery and months of chemotherapy, Roberts said this is “The day I’ve been waiting for.”

In her post, Adele thanked her partner Kate Holderness, who helped her get through this dark time. “Thank you to my Kate. The reason I had the strength to get out of bed every morning. I will never leave you and I will always find you,” she wrote.

She also thanked her family, friends and everyone who supported her in her recovery. A special mention went to Dr Kahn “who saved [her] life”, his team and the NHS.

Adele shared her deep feeling of gratefulness with her followers: “Everything we’ve been through seems to be swirling around in my body and life feels a bit surreal at the moment. But I am so grateful! I am counting my blessings!”

She also expressed her awe for anyone dealing with and recovering from cancer. “You’re warriors and it’s thanks to seeing you being so strong that’s kept me going.”

Adele says being free of cancer has made her “happier than [she] has ever been”. Her fans, supporters and every one here at Team DIVA could not be happier either. You made it through, Adele.

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