Love Island’s Demi Jones says she is ‘staying super positive’ 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 has said that she is ‘staying super positive’ amid her battle and that she has to be ‘strong and positive-minded’ or she’d ‘make herself depressed’. 

The Love Island star, 23, – who has had two surgeries already – revealed she has more treatment coming up in September and will find out if she is cancer-free at the end of the year.  

Brave: Demi Jones has said that she is ‘staying super positive’ amid her thyroid cancer battle and that she has to be ‘strong and positive-minded’ or she’d ‘make herself depressed’

Speaking to Capital XTRA radio when asked how she is staying positive she said: ‘Do you know what, I feel like if I didn’t I would make myself ill – you’ve got to be positive-minded and you’ve got to be strong-minded to get yourself through it otherwise you just wouldn’t. 

‘You’d make yourself depressed. So I’m staying super positive and I’ve got some more treatment in September coming up and then hopefully by the end of the year I’ll find out if I’m cancer-free.’ 

She added: ‘But I’m staying positive. I’ve had my two surgeries, I feel like that’s the worst thing to go through, two surgeries in six weeks, but I’ve bounced back pretty quick and it’s just nice to be out with my friends. 

Journey: The Love Island star, 23, - who has had two surgeries already - revealed she has more treatment coming up in September and will find out if she is cancer-free at the end of the year (pictured after her 2nd surgery)

Journey: The Love Island star, 23, – who has had two surgeries already – revealed she has more treatment coming up in September and will find out if she is cancer-free at the end of the year (pictured after her 2nd surgery)

‘Bring on the 19th July, I’m ready to dance and have fun again!’

Radio presenter Will Njobvu then asked if she had found it difficult to share the news with her fans.

She replied: ‘Oh god, it was hard because I feel like I’m sharing a massive side of me that’s really important. 

‘But the impact it’s had – I was literally at a train station two days ago and a woman just comes up to me and goes ‘Demi, thank you, because if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have had my lump checked last week’ and just walked past. 

Pain: Speaking to Capital XTRA radio when asked how she stayed positive she said: 'Do you know what, I feel like if I didn't I would make myself ill' (pictured after first surgery)

Pain: Speaking to Capital XTRA radio when asked how she stayed positive she said: ‘Do you know what, I feel like if I didn’t I would make myself ill’ (pictured after first surgery)

‘I was like ‘wow’. It’s so great I’m having this impact on people which is amazing but it is hard because sometimes when I’m out drinking or I’m out having fun with my girls, people are constantly coming up to me and asking me about it and it can be quite emotionally hard.’

Will went on to ask if that annoyed her or if she found it emotionally distressing.

She said: ‘It’s just a bit difficult but I’m glad people are speaking about it and it’s so nice that people are concerned about me, but yeah it can be a bit difficult, especially when I’m out drinking. I’m like ‘oh I just want to boogie!’

Demi also spoke about her split from Luke Mabbott, 25, who she left with as a couple after Love Island.

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

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

She said that the hunk is ‘so much better suited’ to fellow Love Island alum Lucie Donlan, 23, who he has been in a relationship with since last summer. 

Speaking about why her and Luke drifted apart, Demi said: ‘Do you know what, I think lockdown had a major thing to do with it. 

‘Because we came out and he got pushed back up to Redcar and I was down in Portsmouth so we were so far apart and we couldn’t see each other. 

‘It was just Facetimes every day and we naturally realised maybe we’re not that compatible and then he found a surfer girl.’

Will asked how she felt when she saw that Lucie and Luke were a couple to which she replied: ‘Honestly, it’s fair enough, they’re so much better suited, I can’t complain! So, just onto bigger and better things!’

Exes: Demi also spoke about her split from Luke Mabbott, 25, who she left with as a couple after Love Island (pictured together)

Exes: Demi also spoke about her split from Luke Mabbott, 25, who she left with as a couple after Love Island (pictured together)

During the interview she was also questioned about her love life after the star reportedly found love with a ‘music boss’.

She said: ‘I might have a man, I night have a man, but do you know what, I’m going to keep that under wraps. Some things you gotta keep private! But do you know what who is in my life right now is making me happy. 

‘It’s very, very early days – when I say it’s early days Will, it’s early days – but you know they’re very supportive and as you know I’ve got a lot going on in my life right now, so I need someone there. But we’ll just see how it goes.’ 

Earlier this month it was reported that Demi had grown close with a man who goes by the name ‘Miami’ on social media.  

Happy for them: She said that the hunk is 'so much better suited' to fellow Love Island alum Lucie Donlan, 23, who he has been in a relationship with since last summer

Happy for them: She said that the hunk is ‘so much better suited’ to fellow Love Island alum Lucie Donlan, 23, who he has been in a relationship with since last summer

A source told The Sun: ‘Demi has been friends with Miami for a while and he knows the Gale twins as well. They’ve really enjoyed spending time with each other recently, but are trying to keep things on the quiet.  

‘He’s super supportive and giving Demi something else to focus on at the moment.’

Miami posted a snap of Demi lying on his chest as they watched the first episode of Love Island two weeks ago. 

The reality star laughed when she noticed she was being filmed with Miami captioning the snap: ‘She’s reminiscing when she was on Love Island!’ 

Love: Earlier this month it was reported that Demi had grown close with a man who goes by the name 'Miami' on social media (pictured)

Love: Earlier this month it was reported that Demi had grown close with a man who goes by the name ‘Miami’ on social media (pictured)

Demi teased a new romance last week when she shared a snap of his legs but kept his identity a secret.  

Miami is friends with rapper Yungen and is said to have worked with him on projects in the past.  

MailOnline contacted a representative for Demi Jones for comment at the time. 

Tune into Will Njobvu on Capital XTRA Saturdays from 9am – 1pm and Sundays 4pm – 7pm. 

Sweet: Miami posted a snap of Demi lying on his chest as they watched the first episode of Love Island two weeks ago

Sweet: Miami posted a snap of Demi lying on his chest as they watched the first episode of Love Island two weeks ago



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