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Martin Kemp’s heartbreaking confession about brain tumour battle

Martin Kemp has garnered countless fans throughout his career in music, television and film.

And he hasn’t let something as damaging as a brain tumor hold him back.

The well-loved Martin, 60, was actually suffering from two brain tumors that were discovered by doctors in 1995.

The first was taken out in a nine-hour operation that left the Spandau Ballet star unable to walk and blind in one eye.

The second tumor proved more evasive but was eventually removed two years later.

Martin Kemp has a serious expression on his face
Martin Kemp suffered two brain tumors (Credit: BBC)

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The star, who stars in Garraway’s Good Stuff this weekend, has previously touted the role of counseling as part of his recovery.

However, ex-EastEnders favorite Martin admitted in a 2016 interview that he was “tricked into sessions” by his wife Shirlie.

Despite all the tears, he considered opening it “one of the best things I’ve ever done.”

Since that chat in 2016, Martin has subsequently explained how he hopes his experience has helped others in similar circumstances.

Martin Kemp sums it up
Ms Shirlie ‘tricked’ him into counseling (Source: BBC)

“I wanted to be a role model for others”

Speaking to Hello magazine in 2021, Martin highlighted how he became determined to speak openly about his past condition.

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When asked about his health scare, Martin told the publication, “That was in 1995 and it’s really resolved now. But you know I’m like everyone, I went through that and it was something I said I wanted to talk about and not shy away from to make other people feel better.

And in a heartbreaking admission, Martin also pointed out that it’s possible to come back from feeling this low.

He suggested that those suffering from similar illnesses might feel despondent or pessimistic when they find themselves in a fight.

It was something I said I wanted to talk about and wasn’t afraid to do.

However, Martin went on to say that such feelings and challenging situations can change.

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He continued, “I’ve had these issues and got through them, I’ve always said I would set an example for other people. Because when you’re in the middle, you think that’s the end, but it doesn’t always have to be like that.”

Garraway’s Good Stuff airs Saturday 18 July at 8.30am on ITV.

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