The distressing news of Lorraine Kelly’s colleague and dear friend, Hannah Hawkins, battling terminal breast cancer has left the TV host devastated, especially coming just two months after Hannah’s joyous welcoming of her baby son.
Hannah’s tumultuous journey began in 2020 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite experiencing a period of remission, the disease resurfaced earlier this year, merely a short while before she embraced the arrival of her son, Rory. A heart-wrenching update shared by Hannah’s husband, Tom, on Instagram alongside a poignant picture of Hannah and Rory, discloses the grim reality that Hannah’s time is tragically limited.
Expressing her heartfelt support, Lorraine responded to Tom’s post, acknowledging the touching photo, saying, “What a beautiful photo of Hannah and baby Rory. I’m so sorry Tom and sending you so much love [red heart emoji].”
The gravity of Hannah’s situation prompted Lorraine to repost Tom’s update on her personal Instagram, sharing the heartbreaking news and the emotional juxtaposition of Rory’s birth and Hannah’s recurrent battle with cancer. Lorraine extended deep condolences and love to Hannah’s family, especially her husband, Tom, who provided the update.
Tom’s update shed light on the deteriorating condition Hannah faces, rendering her unable to use her phone. He took on the responsibility of managing her messages, ensuring the outpouring support from well-wishers reached Hannah, even though she couldn’t respond personally. Hannah’s determination to raise awareness about her condition during her initial diagnosis three years ago persisted through her current battle, although the aggressive nature of the disease prevented her from continuing her updates this time.
In light of the poignant developments, various members of the ITV Lorraine team and several well-known personalities shared their heartfelt messages of support. Dr. Amir Khan, along with Michelle Heaton, Dr. Alex George, and James Jordan, among others, conveyed their love and prayers, expressing deep sadness at the distressing situation.
The crushing reality of Hannah’s plight and the support pouring in from the community and well-wishers echo the pain and hope surrounding this heartrending chapter. Lorraine and many others stand in solidarity, offering unwavering support and love during this profoundly difficult time for Hannah and her family.