Love Island’s Chris Hughes reveals his brother has cancer in heartbreaking post

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Chris Hughes had a testicular cancer check live on This Morning a few months ago

Chris Hughes has revealed his brother Ben has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, just months after the Love Island star appeared on This Morning to get his testicles examined.

The reality star, who has previously opened up about his own scare in the past, took to Instagram to share the sad news revealing his appearance on This Morning made his brother check himself.

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Sharing a photo of the pair together as kids, Chris wrote: "A sad day. My brother was diagnosed with testicular cancer this lunchtime, in which we pray for a kind prognosis.

"He came into my room at 3am the morning after my testicular examination on tv, clearly struggling to sleep, telling me he’d found a lump and asked me if he’s checking it right.

"To which I told him, 'Ben, it’s 3am, I’ll look in the morning, but if there’s a lump, go and check it checked tomorrow with the doctor'."

He went on to say: "Today he sent me a message telling me the news, and thanking me for making him aware, else he’d never have known he had cancer... That literally broke my heart.

"Testicular cancer is a silent killer, men need realise this and check themselves regularly. It takes 10 seconds. Please do it. 🖤"

Fans and friends were quick to comment on the post, with Chris' Love Island co-host Kem Cetinay writing: "Love you my brothers. We got this".

Amber Davies then added: "Sending @Benhughes__ and you and your family so much love".

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Chris received tons of praise back in November 2018 when he stripped off on live TV to undergo a testicular examination with This Morning's Dr Chris Steele.

At the time, Chris revealed he noticed a 'build up of veins' when he was 14, but he didn't seek any medical care until he was 20.

As well as this, Chris revealed that his uncle has suffered from testicular cancer, and told viewers that both of his brothers are infertile.

You can find out more about testicular cancer and how to check yourself right here.

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