Linda Lusardi revealed in the launch episode of The Real Full Monty: On Ice on Monday that she was targeted by trolls during her battle against Covid-19.
The former glamor model, 62, who was left at the ‘door of death’ earlier this year as she battled the coronavirus, reflected on her recent health scare on the show.
Linda said that although she was inundated with fan support, some vile trolls told her to “get her t ** s out one last time.”
Ugly: Linda Lusardi revealed in the launch episode of The Real Full Monty: On Ice on Monday that she was targeted by trolls during her battle against Covid-19
She said, “I ended up in the hospital for nine days, it was touching and leaving for a while. Everyone was so supportive – family, friends and the people on Twitter.
“But there were some weird trolls, they said, ‘Come on Linda, get your shit out one last time before you croak. ”
Linda added defiantly, “It made me laugh, well, I’m going to do it now. Here you are!’
The former glamorous model also admitted that she was “terrified” at the thought of undressing on the show, which aims to raise awareness about cancer.
Scary: The former glamorous model, 62, who was left at ‘death’s door’ earlier this year (pictured) as she battled the coronavirus, reflected on her recent health scare during the ‘program
Linda said, “It’s been 32 years since I got my breasts out and it’s just a terrifying thought. But if it only helps one woman, it was worth it.
The star also became emotional when revealing that she was doing the show for her late best friend, Angie Layne, who tragically died of breast cancer at the age of 32.
In addition to Linda, the star will be joined on the ice by Shaughna Phillips, 27, Hayley Tamaddon, 43, Dame Jenni Murray, 70, Dr Zoe Williams, 40, and Coleen Nolan, 55.
The range also includes Ashley Banjo, 32, former rugby player Gareth Thomas, 46, Jake Quickenden, 32, Bob Champion, 72, Jamie Lomas, 45, Chris Hughes, 27, and Perri Kiely, 24.
Defiant: Linda said, ‘But there were some weird trolls, they went,’ Come on Linda, take your shit out one last time before you croak. It made me laugh, well, I’ll do it now. Here you are!’
The stars competing in the two-part ITV special will show it all to the nation this week in a choreographed skating routine.
The two 90-minute specials aim to emphasize the importance of breaking down inhibitions in the body and doing checks in intimate areas to prevent cancer.
Linda wrote an emotional tribute to her late ‘beautiful’ friend Angie Layne on Monday night before the first show.
Sharing a throwback photo with Angie, she wrote: “My beautiful friend Angie Layne who lost her battle with breast cancer when she was only 32 years old. She’s the main reason I took part in @itv Full Monty On Ice tonight and tomorrow at 9pm.
“Terrified”: The former glamorous model also admitted that she was “terrified” at the thought of undressing in the show that aims to raise awareness about cancer
“She was the most wonderful, sweetest, funniest person and my soul mate. I miss her every day. I hope she looks from the sky tonight. #breastcanceruk #itv #therealfullmontyonice #therealfullmonty. ‘
Linda said of the show: “I’m afraid of getting hurt, but the cause is far bigger than my concerns. I wasn’t going to say no.
The former glamorous model was left at the “door of death” earlier this year as he battled the coronavirus alongside her husband Sam Kane.
She told The Sun in August: “Sam has had quite severe heart palpitations and is currently under the orders of a cardiologist. They can’t see anything specifically wrong.
Sad: The star also became emotional when revealing she was doing the show for her late best friend Angie Layne, who tragically died of breast cancer at the age of 32.
Emotional: Linda wrote an emotional tribute to her late ‘beautiful’ friend Angie Layne on Monday night before the first show
“I had hair loss which was a bit painful. I still don’t have the energy I had before even though I can. Every week it’s a little better.
Linda was hospitalized for nine days and needed oxygen and was tied to a drip during her terrible ordeal.
The Dancing on Ice star suffered from severe chest pain, fever, and vomiting and sometimes hoped she wouldn’t wake up.
The Real Full Monty On Ice airs Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15 at 9 p.m. on ITV.
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