As some may remember from Alexandra Burke‘s X-Factor journey, the star’s mother, Melissa Bell, has been battling kidney disease for several years.
According to new reports today, the former Soul II Soul singer’s condition has worsened, with a new kidney now urgently needed – one Alexandra herself has offered to provide for her mother.
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However, Burke’s mother has refused to accept the offer due to the many potential complications it may give way to – most notable being the possibility that the ‘Broken Heels’ singer will not be able to have children if she donates the organ.
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Bell explained: “I need a new kidney. Alex offered me hers and was very serious about it, but if you take a kidney from a woman who hasn’t had babies, you take away her chance of a family.
“That’s more than robbery, it’s downright wicked.”
Bell has also been offered a kidney by her son David and is waiting for tests to take place to see if he is a suitable donor. She is currently on the kidney transplant waiting list.
It’s quite easy to forget in midst of the glitz and glamour that artists, just like everyone else, go through situations such as this. Hence, the fact Alex is juggling an issue of this magnitude, as well as her burgeoning career, earns her that much more respect from yours truly. Here’s wishing her mother a speedy recovery.