Louis Walsh changed by blood cancer diagnosis

Louis Walsh changed by blood cancer diagnosis credit:Bang Showbiz
Louis Walsh changed by blood cancer diagnosis credit:Bang Showbiz

Louis Walsh says his blood cancer diagnosis has changed him.

The 71-year-old music manager has vowed to be less "catty" after undergoing a secret cancer battle a few years ago during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Louis said: "Cancer is a great reality check. This whole experience is going to change me. I’m going to try and be a better person.

“I am going to try and be nicer. I am a bit catty. I always let people know what I think of them, that’s just me."

Louis was diagnosed with Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, a rare type of blood cancer, which is incurable, but he is “living with it and managing it”.

And, he has urged others to look after their health.

He said: "Please, for anyone reading this, and you don’t feel well, please, please go and get checked.

“If this interview encourages one person to go to a doctor, then this has all been worth it.”

However, Louis couldn't stop himself from complaining about his "fake" fellow contestants on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

He said: " You know what really annoys me, though? All this kissing and hugging [on the show]. You don’t even know each other! So fake! They all wanted to win.

"That was the bottom line on the show. There was nothing controversial that happened really because everyone was too wary, too woke, everyone is too careful what they say and it all becomes bland and boring.

"I didn’t want to be like that. I was just sitting there like an observer and telling people what I thought of what was happening in there.

"I was only telling the truth. I wasn’t trying to be catty, I was just reporting what I saw. I was brought up to say it like it is. Some of the housemates were just boring and bland and playing to the cameras."