In May, Nicki revealed she had undergone surgery after doctors discovered she had a brain tumour the size of “a golf ball” earlier in the year.
Today saw her bravely open up about the experience and her subsequent recovery with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
Talking with the pair on the This Morning sofa, Nicki spoke on how she realised something wasn’t quite right.
She explained: “I was trying to read on my computer an email and I couldn’t quite see it and I thought that was odd. And because of my age often we put things down to other things like the menopause so I thought ‘well I’m obviously tired, I’m not concentrating’.
I could see the words in my head but I couldn’t say them
“I went on holiday, felt fine, came back, did a photoshoot and that afternoon realised I couldn’t see again then I had to do a voiceover and I couldn’t speak. I walked into the edit, sat down and the editor was chatting away and I looked at him and thought ‘I can’t talk to you’. Nothing was coming out.
“I could see the words in my head but I couldn’t say them. It only lasted about five or 10 minutes and then that evening I was fine. So when I went home I told my husband and I said ‘something really odd happened, I must go to the doctors’.
“Then when I woke up the next morning I couldn’t see my computer again.”
Phillip then interjected to say how it was initially believed that Nicki had suffered a stroke.
She continued: “Luckily I got through to my NHS doctor on the phone and she said ‘I think you’ve had a stroke, Nicki’ and that was the fright.”
Nicki detailed how she