Wildlife SOS star reveals devastating terminal cancer diagnosis | The Sun

WILDLIFE SOS star Simon Cowell has been given a devastating terminal cancer diagnosis.

The 70-year-old was told after a routine scan that he's suffering from an "aggressive" form of lung cancer.


Doctors don't know how long he's got left – saying it could be "weeks or months".

The conservationist underwent chemotherapy last month – and has since spoken out about his cancer battle.

Speaking to SurreyLive, Simon said: “I spent the first week in panic mode, not knowing what to do. Then I thought, you can either bend to it or knuckle down and get on with things.

“They have given me no idea of the timescale. It could be weeks; it could be years.

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"Until we have gone through the chemo we don’t know what’s going on. But I shall remain positive.”

Simon's sad diagnosis was delivered by Simon's Wildlife Aid Foundation.

They have since set up a JustGiving page – Simon's Last Wish – in a bid to raise £4million.

A spokesman said: "He has devoted his life to saving wild animals that couldnt help themselves.

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"Hundreds of thousands have been given a second chance thanks to his compassion and dedication. Tragically, for him there will be no second chances.

"Now, as his last wish, he is asking for YOUR help to continue his legacy and protect the lives of generations of wildlife to come."

Throughout the past four decades of his career, the conservationist has made the foundation one of the UK’s busiest wildlife rescue charities and been awarded an MBE for services to wildlife.

His foundation shared the devastating news about the star's health revealing that at the end of June Simon found out he had terminal lung cancer.

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A spokesman said today: "At the end of June, after a routine clinical scan, Simon Cowell, our founder, and much-loved face of the TV series ‘Wildlife SOS’, received some devastating news.

"He has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of lung cancer that is terminal."

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