‘My brother has a brain tumour and I can’t see him’: Sherrie Hewson breaks down in tears as she reveals her terminally ill sibling is in hospital
Sherrie Hewson broke down in floods of tears on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday when she revealed her beloved brother Brett Sinclair is in hospital and she can’t see him.
The Loose Women star, 69, revealed last August that her brother, 72, has a grade four glioblastoma and he had been given 18 months to live.
Calling in from home in Manchester, Sherrie told Lorraine Kelly: ‘I have a brother with a brain tumour in Wales and I can’t see him and he was in hospital and he had to be moved to make space for a bed.’
‘My brother has a brain tumour and I can’t see him’: Sherrie Hewson broke down in tears on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday as she revealed her terminally ill sibling is in hospital
As a picture came up of them on screen, she said: ‘There he is, he’s gorgeous.’
A glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive form of brain tumours in adults and last August Sherrie had spoken about the tragic situation.
Devoted Sherrie told The Mirror: ‘I wouldn’t take it in. I think it was my way of dealing with it because I knew I was due on stage and because I just didn’t want to believe it.
Tragic: Sherrie’s brother has a grade four glioblastoma and was been given 18 months to live last August – he lives with his family in North Wales (throwback picture)
‘Brett is my big brother who I have always looked up to and he has always led a charmed life. Everything he touched had turned to gold and suddenly I was hearing this. It didn’t make sense.
‘Part of me wanted to throw everything up in the air and go to him there and then. But another voice in my head said, “No. You need to keep on earning, girl, because Brett is going to need you now. You’d better get out here and do your job”.’
The site reported that on April 4, 2019, a few days after his diagnosis, Brett was admitted to the Walton Centre, Liverpool, where a golf ball sized tumour was removed from his brain in a nine-hour operation.
While the operation was a success, he suffered a massive bleed on the brain three days later and needed another four-hour operation to remove a blood clot.
It’s not known if Brett’s latest hospital stay has been linked in any way to the coronavirus, but Sherrie is unable to visit him to due to the current lockdown.
He had previously said: ‘I’m grateful I’ve had such a rich, full life right up to my 70s, and I feel blessed I’ve got such a loving, supportive family around me.’
Brett lives with his family in Llandudno in North Wales and Sherrie had planned on moving there to be near to her brother.
While talking to Lorraine, Sherrie had called for Dr Hilary to be given a knighthood.
She said: ‘I think after this you should be knighted. You don’t know how much you mean to people. You don’t know how much you’re in their hearts. I think you’re truly wonderful.’
She added: ‘Lorraine you’re the light in people’s lives and we need this right now.’
Dr Hilary replied: ‘You’re so right about love and laughter Sherrie. Get on the internet, get on the phone to your loved ones’.
Corrie and Benidorm star Sherrie said: ‘I pray and hope we all recognise our NHS and we honour them because, my god, we never cared for them before.’