Canadian-born actress Lynda Bellingham – who is popular for her shows like All Creatures Great and Small and Loose Women – has been recently diagnosed with cancer. After the diagnosis, the actress has postponed a UK tour of Kay Mellor’s play A Passionate Woman, in order to have treatment.
However, no further details about her condition or treatment have been revealed. In a statement, the star said, “I’m devastated not to be able to honor my commitments to the play this year. But having toured many times before, I’m aware of the sheer stamina needed and I need to prioritize my recovery.”
Lynda also assured that nothing is going to stop her to come back next year and that she cannot wait to be ‘a passionate woman’. At the moment, the actress presents Country House Sunday on ITV, a show that airs once a week in which she explores stately homes in the UK. The series has already been shot and the remaining episodes will be broadcast as previously planned.
Bellingham has also been a high-profile supporter of Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support, since her sister Barbara died of lung cancer. A Passionate Woman tour was supposed to begin at the Sheffield Lyceum in September 2013.