James Whale considered euthanasia as he fights brain, spine, kidney and lung cancer.
The talkRADIO star lamented the thought “might as well go and get it over with” crossed his mind at first.
Now the broadcasting star has pledged to fight off the disease to get back to work and he hopes to live to at least 70 on reflection.
He survived his wife Melinda who died two years ago after a battle with lung cancer.
He told The Sun : “I came home, had a little think about things. I decided I’m just booking myself a trip to Dignitas. You might as well just go and get it over with.
“I’d looked into it quite some time ago because Melinda died two years ago and it’s been something in the back of my mind.”
He continued: “This little bastard has spread. It’s in my remaining kidney. I’ve got a couple of small lesions in my lungs. I’ve got it in my spine. I’ve got it in my brain.”
It’s been 20 years since he had a kidney removed after doctors found a tumor in 2000.
James has plans to return to work after treatment if possible.
He rocketed to fame in the 1980s when he established himself as the host of The James Whale Radio Show in Leeds.
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The radio presenter was a big name on talkSPORT for 13 years.
Later, he starred in Celebrity Big Brother in 2016.
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