Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid has shown her support for ITN editor Geoff Hill after he opened up about his cancer battle
Susanna Reid has reached out to her ITV colleague after they shared their devastating cancer diagnosis.
The 50-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter sent a message of support to ITN editor Geoff Hill, 52, after he opened up about his cancer battle.
Speaking to MailOnline, Geoff explained that he is not “out of the woods yet” and is undergoing a series of treatments.
Detailing the procedures and medications he has had, Geoff said that he’s had a stem cell transplant, 100 rounds of chemotherapy and 38 bone marrow biopsies as well as radiotherapy.
He reckons that he has taken more than 6,000 pills during this time.
Geoff is an experienced journalist who helped break for ITN the Brexit referendum as well as the London and Manchester terror attacks.
He was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2017 after visiting his GP for a routine blood test.
Taking to Twitter, Susanna wrote about her colleague: “A courageous man – with an incredible support team. Sending strength @geoffhillitv @CureLeukaemia.”
The post struck a chord among her 830,000 followers, as some rushed to comment and send messages of inspiration to Geoff and Susanna.
One wrote: “Well said Susanna. Absolutely incredible good luck Geoff Hill.”
While another commented: “Geoff Hill. Such a fine journalist and lovely guy.”
Geoff said that he was “knocked sideways” by his cancer diagnosis, in the candid interview, and said that “life can change so quickly”.
He was told that he could have died within hours after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic, which led to an emergency blood transfusion.
Geoff said: “I was out of breath, I had sweats and lack of energy, but you don’t think you’ve got blood cancer.
“No one does. But the signs are really important.”
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