Janey Godley shares the impact her ovarian cancer diagnosis has had on her husband

Janey Godley shares heartbreaking ovarian cancer update (@JaneyGodley)
Janey Godley shares heartbreaking ovarian cancer update (@JaneyGodley)

Janey Godley has heartbreakingly shared the impact her cancer diagnosis and treatment has had on her husband Sean Storrie.

The Glaswegian comedian, who was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2021, took to Twitter on Monday to share how her other half has been dealing with her diagnosis.

Sharing a black-and-white photo of Storrie shaving her head, the 62-year-old penned: “Walking with husband and pushing the wee dog in the pram through the West End. He stops, bends double, I thought he was being sick.

“He was crying. In the street. The man who stays quiet [saying] ‘I will miss you so much, just simple things like walking home after a coffee’. I hate cancer.”

Godley, who has been married to Storrie since 1980, continued in a second tweet: “He has been so stoical – coming to every blood test, every scan, every chemo and always stays practical, helpful and keeps his fears to himself.

Janey Godley attends the European Premiere
Janey Godley attends the European Premiere

“He has autism so it’s not easy for him – but cancer is so hard on families.”

After sharing her post, the comedian was inundated with messages from fans who shared their support for her and her husband love.

One social media user commented: “Oh Janey, my heart is breaking for all of you. Your strength (his and Ashley’s too) is incredible. Hold on tight to each other.”

“Oh Janey, my heart breaks for you both,” another shared. “Anticipatory grief is so very painful indeed.

“I found (brief but vital) respite from it by staying grounded in the moment as much as I could. Much love and absolute solidarity.”

A third added: “Jeez, Janey. This broke me. It is so hard on all of you. Much love.”

Later on Monday, Godley got candid about her health battle.

She tweeted: “Cancer is a game of waiting/running and hiding for me. I got a clear scan and then it came back on my peritoneum (which is notoriously persistent) then I got weekly chemo and a clear scan but we know it’s coming back, we just don’t know when – I just wait to see in between living.

“I will be on chemo until my body gives up or a new treatment/cure appears but I’m not sure that’ll happen. My body will keep taking a pounding from regular chemo to keep me alive and that’s the best we can hope for just now.”

The award-winning comic confirmed in December that she has stage three ovarian cancer. Godley had initially been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November 2021 and went on to have a full hysterectomy, after which she was given the all-clear two months later.

If you have been affected by this story, the Samaritans operate a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively, you can email or visit their site to find your local branch for advice and support.