Delta Goodrem Speaks About Cancer Battle and Boyfriend Brian McFadden

August 31, 2007 06:43:36 GMT

Delta Goodrem has spoken candidly about her battle with cancer and her being labeled as a "home-wrecker".

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Delta Goodrem speaks up. The Australian singer-songwriter breaks her silence and has spoken candidly about her cancer battle and her being labeled as a "home wrecker" that played part in the divorce of her boyfriend Brian McFadden and his wife Kerry Katona.

"I just shook," when being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a form of cancer, in 2003, at the age of 18, Goodrem told Andrew Denton of the ABC television program "Enough Rope." "I shook for the next 24 hours, 48 hours and I just burst into tears obviously and I was petrified."

She went on saying, "I got a bit angry. . . I got back into music far too quickly doing the Mistaken Identity. People were starting for the first time say to say negative things about me. I didn't really enjoy it. It was all too serious."

Apparently began dating Westlife singer McFadden in December 2004 only makes matter worse for Goodrem. British tabloids pointed their finger at her, labeled her as a "home wrecker" that caused the separation of McFadden and then-wife Katona who initially split in September 2004.

"That was like the pinnacle of when I started to go 'this is not enjoyable anymore'," Goodrem said on the issue. "I only got in this. . . to do music and to bring out a positive message. And I, and I felt really betrayed."

That's the reason why "I thought the best thing I could do was keep my dignity and be quiet about it. Maybe that wasn't the best thing I could have done. Maybe I should have said 'no, that's not how it happened,' but I didn't."

McFadden married Katona on January 5, 2002. The couple announced their separation in September 2004 and their divorce was finalized in December 2006. McFadden is now battling her over custody of their daughters Molly Marie McFadden and Lilly-Sue McFadden.


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posted by cheetah girl on Jun 06, 2012
lluv u so much delta. wish i meet u . am 14 yrs this year. God blessa dn grant your wishes. like your swag.
posted by idknowwhatboutu on May 25, 2012
delta is such an idol that in doin my biography assighnment on her
posted by i luvvv Delta on May 16, 2012
delta is soooo nice im doing a school Journalist Exposition on her if any one has some great things about her plz post them i luvvv u Delta your amazzing
posted by Georgia on Sep 02, 2010
Why does eeveryone on this website talk like bogans?
posted by shelly on Apr 05, 2010
delta is not gay or ewwwww she rox n if any1 has a problem wit her then keep ur own oppions to ur self ok ya delta u rock mi world xx :)
posted by :) on Dec 03, 2009
poor delta..get well soon lovee..xxbest wishes..
posted by emz on Oct 01, 2009
i really feel bad for you delta and brian.i hope you'll be better soon...
posted by Lauren on Jul 21, 2009
i feel sorry for you Delta. you are the best singer in the world!!!
posted by elllleee on Jul 19, 2009
she is gay
posted by Ang on Jun 05, 2009
So cool!
posted by rhianne. on May 31, 2009
OH MY GOD, like delta is just like soo hot right now. i'd just like eat that shit up. IN BEDDD! :) with your mamma FOOOOOOOOOL. xo.
posted by Jade on May 11, 2009
posted by loserrr on May 03, 2009
she's pretty luky brian i rekon she is da prettist auzzie go deltaaaaaaaaaa
posted by horny on Apr 04, 2009
Delta is pretty hot. Lucky Brian
posted by ashleigh&amanda on Mar 23, 2009
how awsome is delta OMG OMG OMG hahahahahahahaha.........shes the best singer,actress and pianist lol xoxox DELTA ROX
posted by damn boyy on Feb 17, 2009
hehe bring itt >:P
posted by :P on Feb 17, 2009
hehe :)
posted by coolkiddd, on Feb 16, 2009

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