THE BBC’s Rosie Millard is recovering after surgery to remove a “huge” brain tumour, she revealed yesterday. The 53-year-old said the “big but benign” tumour was taken out in a six-hour operation at London’s National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
The mother of four, a regular marathon runner, said she had first developed tinnitus in one ear.
After tests found nothing, she “insisted” on a scan which revealed the growth behind her right eye.
Rosie, who chairs the BBC’s Children In Need, said she had kept quiet until the tumour had been successfully removed and paid tribute to her “skilled” surgeons.
She wrote on Twitter: “Big but benign brain tumour removed in a six-hour op. What a relief. No symptoms and it might have been growing for years. But was huge. Grim.”