Julia Bradbury appeared emotional as she opened up on the “realities” of battling breast cancer.
The 51-year-old Countryfile host is preparing to undergo a mastectomy to remove her left breast this month.
Ahead of the major operation, Julia took to social media whilst isolating alone.
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Julia Bradbury prepares to undergo mastectomy surgery
On Wednesday (October 6), the presenter shared a tearful shot of herself on Instagram.
Alongside the emotional snap, Julia posted: “I want to share this photo, because it doesn’t matter how much support you have, how much love, or even if you have a clear path of treatment for your breast cancer…
“Sometimes you just feel overwhelmingly sad.
Sometimes you just feel overwhelmingly sad
“(There are 100 million folks around the world with cancer) I cry when I read a kind message sometimes, or if I think about the reality of my mastectomy, or this morning, when I couldn’t hug my children before school, because I’m self isolating.”
In addition, she said: “And that’s OK. We’re allowed to be sad, and there are some amazing support groups & charities there to help us.
“Check yourself, look after your body, be aware… and have a cry if you need to.”
Julia’s celebrity friends rushed to show their support, with Zoe Ball saying: “Big gentle squeeze xxx.”
Mylenne Klass added: “Sending you love x.”
Saira Khan shared: “Sending you lots of love honey.”
Julia shares her breast cancer diagnosis
Meanwhile, it comes weeks after Julia revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
She found a lump in her breast last year, which was revealed to be a benign cluster of cysts.
A mammogram this year didn’t return anything unusual, but at her follow-up appointment doctors found a shadow.
The TV star Mail on Sunday newspaper: “It changes your world forever in an instant.
“There is no preparing you for those words. You hear ‘cancer’ and your brain starts to explode.”
She later added: “I have to hope I have caught mine early enough. A mastectomy is a shattering thing to go through but it means that I am going to live and be here for my children.”
Julia is a mum to three kids – Zeph, 10, and twins Zena and Xanthe, six.
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