Singer Beverley Craven diagnosed with breast cancer for second time

Singer Beverley Cravan has been diagnosed with cancer for a second time.

The nineties singer revealed that her breast cancer has returned, and has now postponed the second leg of her tour while she undergoes five months of chemotherapy.

Beverley, 55, best known for her 1991 hit Promise Me, first battled breast cancer in 2005, but recently learned the disease had returned and has now undergone a double mastectomy and lymph node clearance.

Due to head out on tour with Julia Fordham and Judie Tzuke, she said she will be able to complete the November leg of the tour before undergoing chemotherapy, but that the second leg in March 2019 has been rescheduled.

"First of all, I want to reassure everyone who has bought tickets for Woman To Woman 2018 that I will be fit and fully recovered in time for our tour this year," she said in a statement.

"Unfortunately I was diagnosed with breast cancer (for a second time) one month ago and have since undergone a double mastectomy and lymph node clearance.

"When the tour finishes in early December, I will start a five-month course of chemotherapy in an effort to severely diminish the chances of the cancer spreading further.

"Unfortunately, because of the chemo, we have had to postpone the second leg of the tour due to take place in March/April 2019. New dates have been arranged for June and are now published on the website."

Beverley, who has daughters Mollie, Brenna and Constance with ex-husband and Colin Campsie – also paid tribute to her tour-mates, thanking them for their support.

"I will forever be indebted to Jules, Judie, Lee Noble and John Eaden for their unbelievable selflessness and support during these last few very difficult weeks," she said.

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"Their insistence that my health must come before our W2W tour – a project that we’ve all worked ridiculously hard to put together over the past year – has made me feel very cared for and valued as a friend, a colleague and as an artist. I am hugely grateful to be surrounded by such kind and considerate human beings.

"My girls Mollie, Brenna and Connie have been looking after me at home… cooking, cleaning, dog walking, bed making, clothes washing, food shopping, giving me the best hugs in the world and telling me several times a day how much they love me.

"I feel truly blessed and very lucky to have such caring and devoted daughters.

"To all the people who have helped and are continuing to help me overcome and cope with this brutal and terrifying disease I would like to express my deepest and sincerest thanks: my breast surgeon Giles Cunnick, my partner Mike Ede, my best friends Kate Cormican, Sally Brown, Karen Mason and Nettie Stevenson and my beloved sister Kathy for showing me the light. You have all given me courage in my darkest moments and the strength to beat this.

"The girls (Judie and Julia) and I are more determined than ever to make our Woman To Woman tour especially memorable for everyone. It’s at times like this that you recognise the important things in life… doing what we all love for the people who love what we do!"

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