Paul Mescal’s mum gives health update amid cancer battle
Paul Mescal’s mother Dearbhla has shared an update about her cancer battle after she was diagnosed with the illness in July last year.
The Normal People star, 27, spoke out about his mother’s health earlier this year after his sister Nell addressed her illness on social media as she discussed his Oscar nomination.
Dearbhla, who is a member of the Irish police force An Garda Siochana, is currently battling multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer, and has been offering regular updates to her followers on Instagram.
Continuing her candour online, Dearbhla revealed on her Instagram Stories that she was in hospital undergoing tests after suffering pain.
She shared: “So I’ve just finished in the hospital... I’ve to go for an MRI. Date to be confirmed, but that’s okay.
“Bloods done, all still really good numbers so very, very happy about that part. We’ll get to the root of the pain but it’s so wonderful to be cared for by this amazing team.”
Following her hospital appointment, she told her followers that she was “less anxious” over the pain, believing that her medical team will “get to the root of it”.
In an Instagram Stories update, as seen by Mirror, she said: “I’m home and feeling less anxious...
“I know we will get to the root of it, which is really good. I’ve made my sandwich, I’ve lit the fire, I can see my roses and my birds and my tree and this is me.
“I’m now going to settle and I hope for all of you that need to be heard that you get heard, that would be my hope for us all – that our voices are heard and if your voice can’t be heard that there is somebody advocating for you to be heard.
“I think that is really important.”
my mum got a haircut today in prep for her chemotherapy and then paul got nominated for an oscar life is so crazy
— nell mescal (@nellmescal_) January 24, 2023
In January, Mescal’s Best Actor Oscar nomination came at the same time as Deabhla prepared to undergo chemotherapy treatment.
His sister Nell shared in a tweet after the news of his award broke that their mum Dearbhla had got her hair cut in preparation for treatment.
The singer-songwriter wrote: “My mum got a haircut today in prep for her chemotherapy and then Paul got nominated for an Oscar life is so crazy.”
Multiple myeloma, also known as myeloma, is a type of bone marrow cancer according to the NHS. Bone marrow is the spongy tissue at the centre of some bones that produces the body’s blood cells.