BRITAIN’S Got Talent winner Jon Courtenay has told of his secret skin cancer torment.
The comedian, singer and pianist, 48, first noticed a mole on the side of his head in January last year.
It was around the time of his audition, where he was hosts Ant and Dec’s Golden Buzzer choice.
But Jon did not get it checked by a GP until July — and was diagnosed with melanoma just weeks before his TV win.
Speaking about his ordeal — to encourage others to get checked and to donate to Macmillan Cancer Support — he said: “Mentally it was agonising.”
He had the mole removed in August but he was told it was cancerous ahead of the show’s semi-finals.
He recalled: “The doctor’s face was so serious I thought I only had days to live.
“I was being referred to a specialist immediately because there was a strong possibility it had spead to my lymph nodes.”
An operation was booked straight after the show’s final.
Jon kept smiling through on TV but admitted: “I was in so much fear about the future.
“I had panic attacks. But I was grateful to be busy with BGT.”
Jon, who lives in Manchester with wife Emmah, 44, and sons Nathan, 15, and Alfie,娛樂城返水 nine, was crowned the winner in October and pocketed £250,000.