His father Paul died of bone cancer in 2008. His brother Oliver was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, the most common bone cancer, in 2010 when he was 16 and died two years later.
And on Friday, 34-year-old Jake Quickdenden revealed that health concerns began after he lost his father and brother to cancer, admitting it made him reluctant to go to the doctor.
The former X Factor star appeared on Lorraine with Dr. Amir Khan to talk about how he’s coping with a mental health condition he’s struggled with for 15 years.
Candid: On Friday, 34-year-old Jake Quickdenden revealed his health anxiety began after he lost his father and brother to cancer, admitting it made him reluctant to go to the doctor. rice field
According to the NHS, “Health anxiety is when you spend a lot of time worrying about being sick or getting sick and it starts to take over your life.”
Jake admitted to his health anxiety: “After talking more about it, what I’ve noticed over the past year.. When I go to the gym, young people say: ‘Buddy, I’m the same. My head hurts.’ I think something is wrong.”
“It’s been more than 15 years since I started drinking [health anxiety]The first time I was worried was when I fell and rubbed my hands when I was young and got an infection. i always thought i would get this.
“It’s important to find out what the starting point was. For me it was their loss [his dad and brother to cancer]Thinking how fleeting life is, I pick it up and pass away.”
Heartbreaking story: Father Paul passed away in 2008 from osteosarcoma. His older brother Oliver died in 2012 after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma.
True story: The X Factor star appeared on Lorraine with Dr. Amir Khan to discuss how he’s coping with a mental health condition he’s suffered from for 15 years.
Jake, who married his wife Sophie Church last summer, also told Lorraine, “It’s been tough, but I feel much better now,” explaining how he managed his health concerns. And understanding anxiety takes power away from it.
“I always do something to keep my thoughts out of my health. What I worry about is when I’m alone.
‘I asked Sof [his wife] “How often do I talk about my health?” she said: “At least 15 times a day,” she said.
“I don’t want to go to the doctor because I’m worried about what the doctor will say about my health anxiety,” he said, urging viewers to get tested if they have any concerns.
Fear: “I don’t want to go to the doctor because my health anxiety is worrying about what the doctor will say,” he admitted, urging viewers to get tested.
Tragic: Jake’s father Paul, who separated from Jake’s mother Lisa before his diagnosis, died of bone cancer 15 years ago
To cope, the former X Factor star explained how he has to remind himself that he’s never been “seriously ill.”
Jake says: My body got over everything I had. Then train your mind to think that way.
Lorraine concludes the segment by praising Jake for having his balls checked on Loose Women last year.
At the time, Jake said, “I lost my father and brother to cancer, so not checking is a way of putting it in the back of my mind.
“Sometimes I think that if I check and feel something, I would be very worried, so for me it was invisible.
Brave: Last year, Jake tested his testicles on loose men to raise cancer awareness
“But now that I’m older and I’ve had kids, I’ve come to think it’s absurd. We need to talk more and see more.”
“I had my first scan six months ago. ”
The Dancing on Ice winner shares a son, Leo, and a wife, Sophie. She is also the mother of son Freddie from her previous relationship.
Jake’s father Paul, who separated from Jake’s mother Lisa prior to his diagnosis, died of bone cancer 15 years ago.
Two years later, my younger brother, Oliver, injured his knee playing football, and tests revealed a different type of osteosarcoma.
Oliver died at the young age of 19, just a few years after the tragic death of his father, Paul.
What is health anxiety?
Health anxiety is when you spend a lot of time worrying about being sick or getting sick and it starts to take over your life. Related.
You may have health concerns if:
- always worry about your health
- Check your body frequently for signs of illness, such as lumps, aches and pains
- I always want people to be reassured that you are not sick
- Worried that doctors or medical tests have overlooked something
- obsessively look at health information on the internet and media
- Avoiding anything related to serious illness, such as medical TV shows
- Acting like you are sick (e.g. avoiding physical activity)
Anxiety itself can cause symptoms such as headaches and heart palpitations, which can be mistaken for signs of illness.