Dancing on Ice 2019 champion James Jordan, 42, shared a video of his dad spending quality time with his daughter Ella, who he shares with his wife Ola Jordan on instagram this evening. James referred to the adorable moment as a “precious thing” as he revealed his dad has been told he has an “aggressive cancerous tumour”.
Earlier this year, James’ dad was hospitalised twice with what they believed was a stroke.
Giving a heartbreaking update about his dad’s health, he said in a lengthy post: “Over the last 4 months my hero and best mate in the whole world has been in and out of hospital with very ill health.
“We were told several times that 100 [per cent] he had had a stroke and that’s why they were struggling to control his seizures.”
James added he “knew something was not quite right” when his dad was admitted to hospital for a third time.
James Jordan gave a heartbreaking update about his dad’s health on Instagram
James Jordan said his dad has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumour
After pushing for further tests and a biopsy, the former Strictly pro said his dad was told he has a cancerous tumour.
The professional dancer added: “It was what I had dreaded, my dad has a tumour and after having a biopsy it’s come back that it’s an aggressive cancerous one. The worst kind unfortunately.
“We have been told that it’s not advisable to operate because of where the tumour is and wouldn’t actually make that much difference even if they could.
“The end result is, it’s terminal.”
James Jordan with his daughter Ella
James said the doctors have told his family they “might be lucky” to have a year with him with the help of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
“This is honestly the worst time of my life,” he added.
The dancer went on to say he is looking for the “best surgeon” to get a second opinion on the matter.
James concluded: “If anyone that reads this can advise me and my family on who is supposedly the best in this field i would be eternally grateful.
“My heart is broken.”
Many of James’ 221,000 followers flocked to his post to send their support and well wishes.
Strictly Come Dancing’s head judge Shirley Ballas commented: “I’m soooo sorry thinking of you all at this time.”(sic)
Peter Andrea commented: “So sorry mate. Please stay strong. Here if you need us.”
Nicola McLean wrote: “I’m so sorry sending all my love to you all.”