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Love Island’s Demi Jones, 22, lets her hair down on night out amid thyroid cancer battle


She recently revealed the shock news that she’s been diagnosed with thyroid cancer after previously having a lump removed from her neck.

And Demi Jones put on a brave face on Saturday when she shared three gorgeous Instagram snaps of herself sitting on the edge of a bed before a night out.

Looking sensational in a cut-out white dress, Demi, 22, captioned her post: ‘Tomorrow isn’t promised.. get drunk TONIGHT.’

Gorgeous: Demi Jones, 22, put on a brave face on Saturday when she shared three gorgeous Instagram snaps of herself sitting on the edge of a bed before a night out

Stunning: Looking sensational in a cut-out white dress, Demi captioned her post: 'Tomorrow isn't promised.. get drunk TONIGHT'

Stunning: Looking sensational in a cut-out white dress, Demi captioned her post: ‘Tomorrow isn’t promised.. get drunk TONIGHT’

The former Love Island star wore a full face of glam for the impromptu shoot and styled her glossy hair in loose curls.

The top half of the TV personality’s dress featured cut-out, wraparound detailing while the bottom half was shaped like a bodycon mini-skirt.

Demi posed with her legs crossed and flashed fans a pout before hitting the town.

It appeared fellow Love Islander Jess Gale would be joining Demi, with the social media model commenting: ‘Can’t wait,’ beneath her friend’s post.

Glam: The former Love Island star wore a full face of glam for the impromptu shoot and styled her glossy hair in loose curls

Glam: The former Love Island star wore a full face of glam for the impromptu shoot and styled her glossy hair in loose curls

Girls' night: It appeared fellow Love Islander Jess Gale would be joining Demi, with the social media model commenting: 'Can't wait,' beneath her friend's post

Girls’ night: It appeared fellow Love Islander Jess Gale would be joining Demi, with the social media model commenting: ‘Can’t wait,’ beneath her friend’s post

It comes after Demi revealed that trolls have accused her of ‘lying’ and sent her ‘nasty’ messages about her cancer diagnosis.

The beauty announced she had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer last week and has reassured fans that although it’s ‘hard to process’ she’s ‘okay’.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, Demi also candidly discussed how she had to be very persistent to get tested after her appointment was pushed back by seven months because of lockdown.

Demi told told hosts Susanna Reid and Bill Turnbull: ‘It’s been a bit of a hard thing to process, it’s all very new to me and it’s happening very quickly but I’m okay, that’s the main thing.’

Susanna also asked Demi about trolling on social media, saying that she knows Love Island stars can get ‘targeted’.

WHAT IS THYROID CANCER?

Thyroid cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the thyroid gland, a small gland at the base of the neck that produces hormones.

Women are two to three times more likely to develop it than men.

Symptoms of thyroid cancer can include:

  • a painless lump or swelling in the front of the neck 
  • swollen glands in the neck
  • unexplained hoarseness that doesn’t get better after a few weeks
  • a sore throat that doesn’t get better
  • difficulty swallowing

Around 9 in every 10 people are alive five years after diagnosis. Many of these are cured and will have a normal lifespan.

Source: NHS Choices

Demi replied: ‘I’ve been really lucky I haven’t experienced lots of trolling since coming out the villa, but there are still people like that.

‘Even with my cancer, I’ve had nasty comments. Saying things like “she’s lying” and I woke up and saw on my Instagram and thought “that’s ridiculous”.

Unfortunately there are people out there like that. I don’t respond to anything, I never respond to trolling on social media, it’s not worth my time… But it makes me sad.’

Demi continued: ‘I’m not lying about this at all. It’s a really serious thing, I don’t want to be going through this.’

The brunette beauty also revealed that her appointment was pushed back from September to April during the pandemic.

She detailed: ‘Every single month it kept getting cancelled, and I was so close to going private and paying because I was so scared.

‘My stepdad’s got cancer so I knew I had to push for appointments.. I was eventually seen in April.

‘When I was seen I had my ultrasound and blood tests and both came back absolutely fine and they went to send me on my way.

‘But I knew because of him that I had to ask for more, anymore scanning or testing you can do. And they offered to drain the fluids and it was that which came back as potentially cancerous.’

Bill then quizzed the reality star: ‘So you had to be really persistent?’

Demi continued: ‘Yes exactly. And I think for my age most people would just accept that fact and be like “ok and go off” which I did at the original scan in 2019.

And speaking about what would have happened if she did ‘let the appointments slide’, Demi said: ‘Unfortunately I would have had to live with it.

‘And if I hadn’t asked for extra testing I wouldn’t have found out its cancerous ethers they would have literally just sent me on my way.’

The Love Island star told her followers the news of her cancer in an Instagram post on Thursday last week as she vowed to ‘stay strong’ and ‘bounce back stronger’ after the devastating diagnosis.

Demi has been keeping fans in the loop since having surgery to remove the golf ball sized lump in her thyroid last month.

Alongside a picture of a leaflet on understanding thyroid cancer, she penned: ‘Hi guys, I got my results today and unfortunately I have thyroid cancer. The tumour has been removed but I’m now due to have more surgery to remove the rest of my thyroid.’

Demi vowed to ‘stay positive’ in the wake of the diagnosis as she told fans she is a ‘strong girl’.

She continued: ‘I’m staying very positive and I’m a strong girl so I’ll be fine, thank you for your love and support always. I’ll bounce back stronger.’

So sad: She recently revealed the shock news that she's been diagnosed with thyroid cancer after previously having a lump removed from her neck

So sad: She recently revealed the shock news that she’s been diagnosed with thyroid cancer after previously having a lump removed from her neck



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