Janey Godley posted a message on the social media platform on Friday morning as she informed her followers that she had been forced to cancel the remaining dates of her comedy tour after being taken to hospital.
Janey wrote: “Sorry but my last weekend of the tour cannot take place in Edinburgh and Musselburgh as I am in hospital with ovarian cancer – take care of each other #MentalHealthMatters.”
Fans and close friends were quick to send their best wishes to the 60-year-old, including Johnny Vegas, who responded with an endearing but enthusiastic tweet.
“Hey Darlin’, please drop by,” he said.
“As an idiot living in Glasgow all those years ago, you took me under your wing and have looked after me ever since. I love you, love you, love you. Take care my beautiful x.”
Writer Tim Walker echoed similar words, writing: “Thank you for being you, Janey. A force for good and light and laughter in a world too often evil and dark and joyless. We are all ready to continue.” (sic)
Her fans also left their best wishes under Janey’s post, with Rachel Clarke commenting, “I’m one of thousands of people you’ve never met whose lives have been enriched by your absolute awesomeness.
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“I hope the NHS is looking after you beautifully and that you are home and recovering soon xx.”
Another fan, @supertanskii, continued, “Janey man, I’m so sorry you’re not feeling well. Must be so hard to get through this. You’re gonna get through this. Feel what you need, until you do.”
Janey revealed in a separate video on Twitter that she only learned of her diagnosis the day before, explaining how several symptoms including bloating in her stomach, feeling full before eating and having little to no ” real energy”.
She urged all of her fans to get tested if they experienced similar signs.
“I don’t know if I’m going to be one of those people who fought bravely, who fought every step of the way. I don’t know,” Janey said.
“I’m going to use science, I’m going to use technology and I’m going to try to deal with this next leg of the journey.”
The Scottish star had been touring the UK for six weeks, having played his last show at the Perth Concert Hall on Wednesday.
As revealed in his tweet, the dates for his show at the Festival Theater in Edinburgh – which was due to take place tonight – and two other shows at the Brunton in Musselburgh on Saturday have since been cancelled.