Anorak News | Tragedy!


by | 19th, September 2002

‘BUT it’s not an English country garden for everyone. Oh, no! There are perils everywhere. Take the Express’ story about ”superstar” Claire Richards.

”It’s all right – there’s a spare if this one packs up”

”My first instinct was to panic,” says the former Steps singer of her ordeal.

But readers expecting to find a masked Afghani in her bedroom or a Kosovan suicide bomber in the alley behind her house, should know that Claire’s panic was brought about by a lump in her breast.

She must have had a hellish time deliberating for hours about when and how to tell the papers.

For Claire knows that there is nothing better to guarantee a spot in the newssheets than a cancer story.

And even when she found it was just a lump of gristle, she still had to tell us the story. And then to impart to readers her newly-formed Zen-like clarity of vision.

”When your health is threatened you realise how precious life is,” says a perfectly healthy Claire.

And that’s something else the refugees might like to remember as they return to their mansions and palaces.

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