EASTENDERS fans are in tears after Jean Slater chose to die rather than having any treatment when she ended up being convinced her cancer had actually returned.
The cleaner – who is played by actress Gillian Wright in the BBC soap – was required tests by her doctor after finding a swelling on her breast previously this month.
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But rather of having the biopsy done, Jean ran away, encouraging herself that her cancer had returned.
And in tonight’s episode Jean recorded a video message for her family explaining her thinking – insisting she wanted to live her last months in addition to she could.
” The cancer’s back,” she said.
” I know, I do not require tests and results to tell me, I can feel it. So I’m providing myself the very best birthday present ever.
” I do not desire you to get cross however I have actually decided not to have treatment this time. Do not get angry with me. I’ve thought about it and I can’t go through all that all again, I can’t.
” I do not want to. I understand treatment’s right for some people, but it’s not for me, not this time. So I’m taking a leaf out of Daniel’s book.
” I just want to knock back to the pain relievers and take every day as it comes doing what I wish to do my way. After all we really have is today and I desire all my todays to be gorgeous. Even if that means having a mug of tea and seeing the rain – again.”
She added: “I do not know where I’ll be when you get this, or how I’ll be now you know.
” It’s not up for discussion – I’m not off my meds, I’m not having an episode, I simply want to invest my last couple of months the way I select. I enjoy you all so really quite. I understand you love me so just let me do this, OK?”
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One composed: “Poor Jean I wonder if her cancer is truly back?!”.
A second stated: “So unfortunate that Jean is giving up on life if her cancer has actually returned.”.
Another included: “OMG, please don’t kill Jean off.”