Shirley Ballas health update: Strictly judge tells fans 'she can now breathe' as she reveals her kidneys are cancer-free
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Shirley Ballas shares health update as she says kidneys are cancer-free 

She's relieved after undergoing tests - but more are expected

Shirley Ballas has shared good news with her fans as she delivered a health update on Instagram.

The Strictly Come Dancing judge, 61, admitted to having gone through an “anxious” few weeks before receiving “alarming” test results.

But following reports in October she required scans on her organs, a delighted Shirley now feels she can ‘breathe again’.

Shirley Ballas talks on Strictly Come Dancing
Shirley’s relief: “After feeling very anxious for several weeks I can now breathe” (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

What is the Shirley Ballas health update?

Sharing a clip on social media yesterday (Friday November 26) evening, Shirley emotionally revealed her kidneys are cancer-free.

She told fans from her bed: “I got two sets of results back today and the shadow on my kidney seems absolutely fine. Some other polyps are also absolutely fine.

“No cancer there, so that’s good.”

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Shirley went on to note she will also have a breast examination within too long.

She continued: “Now I need to have my boobies checked one more time when I have a minute.

“My hormones are still all over the place today so starting today with some oestrogen to see if we can balance the body better.

“The doctor recommended I take a bit of time for myself, which I shall try to do!”

Shirley thanks concerned fans

Strictly head judge Shirley also made sure to thank viewers whose concerns had prompted her to take action regarding her health.

Fans had noticed a ‘lump’ in her arm and subsequent tests indicated Shirley had high levels of testosterone and needed further tests.

You’re such great, great people.

Shirley added in her latest Insta address: “Thank you to all of you who spotted it who made me go and take my MOT of myself.

“I really appreciate it. I love you all. You’re such great, great people. Thank you.”

She explained further in the post’s caption: “Dear fans and friends. Got two sets of results back and after feeling very anxious for several weeks I can now breathe.

“I want to thank each and every one of you for your caring kind and loving messages. You proved that social media can be a good place, watching out for each other is always a good thing, and I feel blessed.

“Hopefully in a few weeks I’ll start to feel less tired and my old self again. Gratitude to you all. Thank you from my heart to yours.”

Shirley Ballas talks on Strictly Come Dancing
Shirley was spurred into action following viewer concerns (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

How fans reacted

Strictly pros were among those to offer their best wishes to Shirley following her health update.

Dianne Buswell posted three heart emojis in the post’s comments section.

And Karen Hauer added: “Good to hear lovely.”

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Many other fans sent Shirley their love, too, with the clip rapidly racking up over 100,000 views.

One wrote: “I’m so pleased to hear this.”

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