Devastating News For I'm A Celebrity Winner Casey Donovan
Casey Donovan has revealed heartbreaking news, just weeks after being crowned I'm A Celebrity's Queen of the Jungle.
The Australian Idol singer told Confidential that her stepfather was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer while she was filming for the reality show in Africa and that he had had to undergo surgery just days after she flew home.
And that has meant spending as much time with 65-year-old Norm Axford as possible.
"It has definitely been a moment for family," Casey said. "On top of all the highs, I haven't actually had time to comprehend that high because we are going day by day making sure Dad is OK."
The 28-year-old also admitted that her beloved mum Tracy had to break the devastating news mere hours after the I'm A Celebrity finale aired, but they were going to use the difficult time as an opportunity to raise awareness.
"Pancreatic cancer is the second leading killer in the cancer family so Norm wants to make sure people get themselves checked out," she explained.
"And he couldn't be more thankful for the staff at Bankstown Hospital for the level of professionalism but also the comfort and support they've given him and us as a family."