British journalist Anne Diamond revealed that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. However, she will return to GB News this weekend.

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After an almost six-month break from her TV career, the 68-year-old has now revealed the reason for her absence during a recent announcement, as she has undergone a double mastectomy.

Diamond spoke exclusively with Dan Wootton of GB News in an interview about her battle with an illness that has been described as “a hell of a journey.” She said that her journey began with the “high” of being awarded an OBE, only to be followed by a breast cancer diagnosis on the same day.

In the interview with GB News, she said, “You’re often taught that if something good happens to you, something bad happens, to slap you back.”

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“I haven’t been on a world cruise, which is what a lot of social media has been saying. It hasn’t been a world cruise, it has been a fight against breast cancer. Five months later, I am still not at the end of that journey, but I am well enough to return to work,” she added.

Diamond told Dan Wootton about the difficult aspect of her continuous treatment, which she described as “tough.” Despite the challenges, she stated her commitment to keep moving forward.

She also stated, “I am not pretending for a minute I am extraordinary because I am fully aware that a quarter of women in this country are going through what I’ve just gone through and I don’t have any advice to give, I just have empathy.”

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Diamond was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list for her dedicated campaign to increase awareness and prevent cot death. She has a personal connection to the cause because she lost her son Sebastian to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), often known as cot death, in 1990. Her efforts are aimed at making a positive difference and preventing other families from suffering such tragic losses.