Ahead of Jason Manford’s comedy gig for charity, Stephen Sutton has taken a turn for a better by coughing up one of his tumours.
He was rushed to hospital last Sunday and was on his deathbed, relying on an Oxygen mask to keep him alive. But on Saturday night, Stephen caught a break. He said that he had been coughing and wheezing all day and felt incredibly short of breath.
However, after lying down to try and aid his breathing, things didn’t improve. He said on his Facebook page: “The coughing increased and then suddenly the shortness of breath became incredibly severe. Amongst frantic hand pointing and panicking I felt like I was like suffocating.
Then I forced out an oval red stained solid object through my mouth. My breathing and airway straight away felt clearer.”
It is assumed by Stephen’s doctors that the tumour was causing ‘significant pressure’ to his airway as his right lung is now beginning to inflate.
Despite this, Stephen still has numerous other tumours affecting his condition but is now no longer in any immediate danger and says he feels better than he did last Sunday.
Also, from the #StephensStory campaign, almost £3m has been raised for Teenage Cancer Trust from selfies and donations on his JustGiving page.