BRAVE Jonnie Irwin has revealed he’s “filled with painkillers” after a “horrendous night” during his ongoing cancer battle.
The A Place In The Sun star – who last month hit out he was dumped from the show due to his incurable illness – took to Instagram with the candid update on his health.
Jonnie, 49, took to his social media to tell his fans that he was “making the most” of life as he headed on a bike ride.
The presenter explained that he was suffering badly and hadn’t slept well, as he was dosed up on steroids during his cancer battle.
He told the camera: “After a terrible night’s sleep, up and down and getting painkillers – oh it was just horrible – it’s a beautiful day.
“So I’ve got a steroid inside me and some more painkillers and I’m determined to make the most of this.”
He panned round a view of a stunning lake as he headed out for the day on his bike among a group of friends and family.
It comes after the star claimed he was paid off from A Place In The Sun when diagnosed mid-series and his contract was not renewed.
Terminally ill TV star Jonnie Irwin has spoken of his despair at the thought of leaving behind his wife and young children.
The former A Place In The Sun host filled up as he talked about wife Jess, three-year-old son Rex and two-year-old twins Cormac and Rafa.
Eyes brimming with tears, he told The Sun: “Every time something really nice happens with them, I have this thing knocking at my door, saying, ‘Don’t get too happy because you’re not going to be around much longer’.
“Then, I think they’re not going to remember me, they’re really not.
“They’re too young and if I die this year there’s no chance they will have memories. And someone else is probably going to bring them up. I’ve done the hard yards with them and someone else will get the easy bit.”
Medication, radiotherapy and chemo have kept him alive. He had been filming A Place In The Sun in Italy when he became ill — and says producers paid him off and failed to renew his contract after he told them he had cancer.
Now thin and stripped of his blond hair by chemotherapy, he said: “As soon as people find out you’ve got cancer they write you off. Yes, I have stage four and it’s terminal — but not yet, so let me live my life while I can.
“As soon as I told A Place In The Sun about my diagnosis they paid me for the rest of the season but didn’t renew my contract. They knew I wanted to carry on.
“That hurt. That broke my heart. I feel hugely let down. I can’t even watch the show now.”