Love Island star Andrew Le Page has revealed that he was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 20.
The 28-year-old reality TV star shared that shortly after the discovery, he flew from his hometown of Guernsey to London to undergo surgery and have the tumour removed.
Le Page described the experience as incredibly terrifying, making him believe that his life was coming to an end.
During a conversation with his girlfriend Tasha Ghouri, whom he met on the show last year, on her podcast Superpowers With Tasha, he recounted the events leading up to his diagnosis. Le Page said, “I had a lump on my head for a few years, and my brother felt it and asked, ‘Andrew, what’s wrong with you? What is that?’ and I replied, ‘I don’t know, it’s been there for a while.'”
“In that moment, he immediately called the doctor and arranged an appointment for me. I underwent an MRI scan, followed by another visit to the doctors, who then informed me about the brain tumour. I was in complete shock.”
“I went back to my car, started crying, and still managed to go back to work that afternoon. My colleagues were aware that I had visited the doctor, and they asked me, ‘Andrew, how did it go?’ But I couldn’t utter a word.”
“Eventually, one of my colleagues approached my boss and advised, ‘I think Andrew needs to go home and process this.’ It was truly terrifying, you know, having a brain tumour at 20. Within two weeks, I flew to London and underwent surgery to have it removed. However, at that time, it was incredibly frightening, considering the possibilities.”
“Thankfully, my brother made the call to the doctor because I would have ignored it. I thought it was just a part of my skull since it felt hard, so I assumed it was my skull, and it was also quite large.”
“At the time, I was petrified and in tears, unable to communicate with my colleagues. You know that feeling when you want to say something but can’t? It was like that. Fortunately, I had the tumour removed within a month of the diagnosis, and thankfully, I’m completely fine now.”