Lisa Mafia revealed that she has cervical cancer.
The 41-year-old singer broke the news for fans Instagram As she heads for a colposcopy appointment at the hospital.
“I don’t miss a smear, and unfortunately I have cervical cancer,” she told her followers. So now I’m more careful.
“This is just a reminder to anyone who might have forgotten to take the test!
“It’s not a game,” she urged.
After the hospital appointment, the emotional Lisa returned to Instagram where she said she was “petrified” but the process was “quick and easy”.
Lisa explained that the experience became more difficult due to the fact that her mother was battling cervical cancer.
While talking from her car, Lisa told her followers, “Just like that, she’s already out. You see, I was really upset …”
She continued crying, “My mom has cervical cancer, terminal cancer, so going into this every time I have to delve into this – this is the third time they have had to check my cells – makes me completely petrified.”
The former So Solid Crew member said she wanted to share her news with fans to encourage others to keep up with the smear tests and “pay attention to your health in general”.
“It could happen to anyone,” said the brave star.
She ended the self-registration message by reassuring fans that she was okay.
Lisa was best known as the lead member of So Solid Crew in the early 2000s, alongside the likes of MC Harvey and Romeo.
The band recorded five of the top 20 songs, including the platinum single that sold 21 seconds in 2001.
A year later, they went on to win Best British Video at the 2002 BRIT Awards as well as two Mobos.
Subsequently, Lisa, who is a mother to her daughter Chelsea, achieved success as a solo singer, with her song All Over also reaching platinum status in 2003.
In 2019, Lisa participated in ITV All New Full Monty where she did nudity with a number of celebrities to help raise awareness of cancer.
Lisa said she was inspired to get involved after seeing her mother battle with cancer.
She recalled how her mother had left her smear test for five years, without realizing that the disease was spreading all over her body.
“My mom left the smear test for five years and within five years it spread to the lymph nodes, the collar bone and all of the cervix,” She told iNews.
“Until she was diagnosed, she didn’t feel anything. The moment I learned, I tore it off.”
Speaking of the baggy woman, Lisa said her mother first developed cervical cancer in 2011 and was initially told she had “six months to live”.
I beat it, but eight years later the cancer came back.
“She’s back everywhere and she’s fighting her again now. She’s fighting it, she’s fighting cancer,” Lisa told the committee.
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