Love Island’s Demi Jones has revealed a sentimental new tattoo whilst on holiday in Ibiza after beating thyroid cancer.
The 23 year old revealed the dainty butterfly tattoo which she got on her ankle, on Instagram.
Her caption read: “Excuse the tan, but I got a little butterfly on my ankle to represent my Thyroid Cancer”, along with a blue love heart emoji.
Demi, who starred on season six of ITV’s Love Island, was diagnosed with the disease in May last year, after finding a lump on her neck in 2019.
Although she went to get the lump checked in 2020, she wasn’t diagnosed until May 2021 after the Covid pandemic caused delays in hospital appointments and she had to push doctors for further tests.
Demi cried in her car after she got the news, telling her 1.2million Instagram followers that she had to have the lump removed.
She said: "I went to go get the results today for my lump and they think it could be cancerous. I've got to go have it operated and removed.”
She admitted: ”I'm worried, but I'm sure it will be fine. It's just a shock because you just don't think. I was sat there in the waiting room and it was full of old people and I was the only young one there.
"I know loads of women go through this so I'll be fine. It might not even be cancerous.
"They've got to cut it out to be sure. I'm just a bit shocked at the moment. I'll be ok, I'll get it removed and I should be fine.”
In December 2021, Demi declared that she was “cancer free”, saying: "I’M CANCER FREE!!!! I did it!
"I got my full body scan results back and there’s not a single cancer cell left in my body,
“It’s been such a difficult year mentally and physically for me with my surgeries and treatment but I’m beyond grateful for everyone’s kindness and support over this past year."
Demi looked healthy and happy in bikini-clad snaps posted to her Instagram on Tuesday as she soaked up the sun in Ibiza.
She donned a green striped two-piece with a matching sarong and glammed it up even further with towering white wedges.
Her bronzed makeup was applied to perfection and she completed the look with dark eyeshadow, huge black lashes, and her auburn hair was styled in loose waves down to her waist.
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