The 42-year-old star who rose to fame on a reality show Big Brother in 2002, shared details of his illness on Sunday and announced that she would have surgery to remove a tumor the next day.
In her first post-op update, Roberts shared a photo of herself giving a thumbs up next to her hospital bed and said she hoped she was well enough to be home soon. .
“Just a quick note to say thank you to everyone. You were absolutely amazing! So kind, I send good wishes and take care of my family, ”she wrote.
” You are the best ! You allowed me to continue. I’ve had some ups and downs this week but today I really feel like I’m starting to take a turn and hopefully I’ll be well enough to get home soon.
“I am so sorry that I was not [on] here a lot. I haven’t really been on the phone, but my family have told me how wonderful everyone is. You have given them so much comfort. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. “
She then praised the NHS for her treatment and sent a message of support to other people with cancer.
“God bless the NHS,” she said. “I can’t believe how hard they work and how much they care about them, they are angels on earth. They are on the next level – so special.
“I send you so much love if you are going through a difficult time right now. Especially if you are living with cancer. There are a few women in my ward who inspire me every day. They are warriors – kept me from feeling sorry for myself many times! Also reminding me that I am not alone in this situation and that it could be a lot worse for me. “
Roberts, from Southport, Merseyside, first rose to prominence in Channel 4’s Big Brother Series 3 in 2002, alongside roommates including Kate Lawler, Alison Hammond and Jade Goody, who was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer and died in 2009.
She joined the BBC in 2012 as part of the Radio 1 Xtra team, before moving to Radio 1 in 2015 to host the Early Breakfast show. In 2019, she appeared on ITV I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! alongside stars such as Nadine Coyle, Kate Garraway and Caitlin Jenner, and she resumed Radio 1’s weekend breakfast show earlier in 2021.
The star shared a photo of her view of the BT Tower in London from the hospital, saying she watches the sun come up every day.
“Seeing ‘Hello London’ everyday made me so grateful and reminded me that everything will be fine. I had my first solid breakfast watching the day start this morning. “
Roberts ended her post with words of encouragement to anyone who may be suffering from health issues in silence.
“Please go see someone if you are worried about something that is not normal for you,” she said. “Early detection saves lives. I don’t want this little horror to take hold of us anymore. “
Stars including Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo and Girls Aloud’s Nadine Coyle were among those messages of support to Roberts, with Coyle sharing heart emojis and Amfo writing, “Don’t apologize for nothing !!!! We love you !!! !!!