Australian pop star Peter Andre knows this all to well, as his older brother has cancer. And he has recently opened up about it.
His brother, Andrew, is battling kidney cancer. Andre has talked about how hard it was to hear, but that the diagnosis has given him a new outlook on life, saying:
"These last 10 days have given me a whole new respect for families who are living with cancer. Andrew has been unbelievably strong but he's understandably terrified, as are his wife and daughter Thea. He's such a good guy - one of the kindest I know. We've always been close and I've always looked up to him. He doesn't deserve this as he's so healthy and really looks after himself. Then again, who does deserve it? I've realised that you only live once and should appreciate every day."
He's even prepared to drop everything to be at his brother's bedside, adding:
"He's having two major operations in the next couple of days. After that the doctors can do tests to see if it has spread anywhere else. I'm hoping and praying it hasn't spread but if it has, I'll fly Down Under immediately to be with him. I'm so close to all my family and at times like this you realise how much people mean to you."
It's true. And it sucks so much that it takes something so drastic to make living life to the fullest one day at a time to hit home.
Peter, we wish both you and your brother the best.
And we're pulling so hard for him to beat this thing!
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