Samantha Womack says she's 'blessed' to be back on stage amid cancer battle

Samantha Womack is battling breast cancer. (Getty)
Samantha Womack is battling breast cancer. (Getty) (Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Samantha Womack has said she feels "blessed" to be back at work amid her breast cancer battle.

The former EastEnders star revealed in August that she had been diagnosed with the illness and she has been through a lumpectomy and lymph node removal and has been having chemotherapy.

However, The Sun reported that she is back on stage in London's West End playing the White Witch in a production of The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe.

"I'm back at work at the Gillian Lynne Theatre," said Womack, 50.

"It's been a rough couple of months but I am blessed to be back."

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Samantha Womack arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
The star is currently starring in the West End. (PA) (PA)

In a video clip, the star said she was "chuffed" to be in the show and that she was feeling "a lot better".

Womack revealed in August that she had been diagnosed with cancer as she paid tribute to Olivia Newton-John, after she lost her battle with the illness.

The actor, who is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in the BBC soap, shared a picture of them together, along with Newton-John’s daughter Chloe.

She wrote: "This was the most magical of evenings. Olivia and Chloe had come to see Grease in London and we had dinner together afterwards. I was so excited and in awe, she was my childhood.

"I now start my own battle with this disease and am left feeling deeply moved."

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Samantha Womack played Ronnie Mitchell in the BBC soap. (BBC)

She recently updated her fans on Instagram, posting a picture of a delicious-looking meal.

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"This was a few days ago - after getting appetite back - following 'Red Devil chemo'," she told her fans on the platform.

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