Alexandra Burke's footballer boyfriend is diagnosed with bowel cancer

"Always by his side."


Former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has opened-up after her boyfriend was diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Hull City footballer Angus MacDonald revealed this week that he had been diagnosed with the condition, admitting it had come as a "complete shock".

Taking to her Instagram Stories, Alexandra shared a picture of herself holding hands with her boyfriend, writing: "Always by his side. Forever. @angusmac15."

Alexandra Burke and Angus MacDonald

Posting on his own Instagram, Angus wrote: "This is not an easy post to write but life isn’t always an easy road to navigate. The news broke today from my club that I have been diagnosed with Bowel Cancer.

"After a year on the sidelines and recently getting back into full training, returning to the pitch felt closer than ever, so this news has come as a complete shock and is hard to take and fully process.


"However, I'm blessed to have fantastic family and friends and some very good people around me to help me get through this, as well as amazing team mates and staff at the club who have been with me all the way through the past year.

"I'm getting my head around this new challenge that lies ahead. I will be ready to fight this head on, and I'm going to do whatever I can to get back to full health and back on that pitch."

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