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Caprice Bourret breaks down on Loose Women as she opens up about keeping brain tumour from family

Mirror logo Mirror 23/04/2017 Hayley Minn

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Caprice Bourret broke down on Loose Women as she opened up about discovering she had a brain tumour while she was taking part in The Jump. 

The model and businesswoman, 45, has undergone surgery for the tumour, which she discovered while competing in the winter sports show.

And, speaking on Loose Women, she confessed she didn't tell her three-year-old sons what was really going on, as she wanted to be "the pillar of strength" for them and her husband Ty.

As she began to cry, Caprice said: "I was such a pillar of strength because I thought this was the right thing for my family.

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"I didn't really have a support system.

"I told the boys I was going away for work, I told Ty to drop me off at hospital, and told him, 'Everything's going to be fine, I feel it, I know it'.

"He then came into the hospital anyway, but when he left, I remember praying to my dad in heaven, 'Please let me be OK.'

"You're just in so much shock."

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Caprice had a seven and a half hour operation to get rid of her brain tumour - and confessed how scared she was beforehand.

She told the ITV panel: "I just wanted to wake up, I just had my children, they're three years old.

"I fought to have those babies. I fought for my man. I feel like I'm the pillar of strength for my family."

But, when she woke up from her operation, Caprice was overjoyed and "had a party, and stayed awake for two days".

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She added: "When something like this happens, you really do change. I appreciate life.

"I've always been a grafter, I know what it's like to live on bagels and cream cheese because I couldn't afford anything.

"Now, I don't care, I'm not going to work this hard.

"I'm going to enjoy my children and enjoy my life.

"I took my health so much for granted, and when something like this happens, you have a new joy.

"I wake up and thank dad and I thank god."

*Loose Women continues on ITV1 weekdays at 12.30pm

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