Adele Roberts reveals chemotherapy left her with ‘burned’ skin on her face


Adele Roberts has revealed her chemotherapy treatment left her with ‘burned’ skin on her face and acne as she shared fresh-faced snaps to Instagram.

The BBC Radio One presenter, 43, admitted she had previously felt too ‘ashamed’ to show pictures of her facial acne on social media as she penned a candid statement on Friday.

Adele announced her bowel cancer diagnosis in October and has since been open with sharing her journey on social media.

Candid: Adele Roberts has revealed her chemotherapy treatment left her with ‘burned’ skin on her face and acne as she shared fresh-faced snaps to Instagram

In her latest post, she said her girlfriend Kate Holderness has helped her ‘cover’ her ‘scars’ with make-up but said she decided to share her skin journey to help others going through the same thing.

Kate, who has recently opened up about suffering with foot and hand syndrome due to her chemotherapy, shared snaps showing her acne scars alongside a lengthy caption.

She admitted she has always felt ’embarrassed’ about her skin having suffered with acne throughout her life, as she admitted the chemotherapy has ‘ravaged’ her skin. 

She wrote: ‘I’ve always been embarrassed about my skin. I’ve struggled with it for most of my life. I’ll never forget when it first started to breakout and a lady asking me if I’d been in an accident. 

'I was mortified': The BBC Radio One presenter, 43, admitted she felt too 'ashamed' to show pictures of her facial acne on social media as she penned a candid statement on Friday

‘I was mortified’: The BBC Radio One presenter, 43, admitted she felt too ‘ashamed’ to show pictures of her facial acne on social media as she penned a candid statement on Friday

‘I was mortified… I think I’ve carried that shame with me for too long. Everything I’m going through at the moment has taught me it’s good to share. I’m not the only one.

‘I’m very lucky to be on this treatment but it’s ravaged my skin a lot. I’ve shared what it’s done to my hands and feet but I was too ashamed to show you my face.

‘I’ve been thinking a lot recently and I’ve realised that it’s good to share as much as I can. What if someone else is suffering too and…



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