Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Bucks Fizz’s Jay Aston recovery ‘looking good’ after mouth cancer operation

Bucks Fizz’s Jay Aston is said to be recovering well after mouth cancer surgery (BBC/PA)
Bucks Fizz’s Jay Aston is said to be recovering well after mouth cancer surgery (BBC/PA)

Bucks Fizz singer Jay Aston is recovering well and has left intensive care “earlier than expected” following surgery to remove part of her tongue after being diagnosed with mouth cancer.

Aston’s bandmate, Cheryl Baker, tweeted an update on her progress, via Aston’s husband Dave Colquhoun, writing: “Jay’s recovery is all looking positive.

“Jay moved from intensive care on to the ward. This is much earlier than expected so goes to show the fight in the girl…

“Will keep updating but it’s looking very good.”

Baker, who won the Eurovision Song Contest with Aston and their band in 1981, had previously tweeted that the singer was “stable” and “responding well” following the operation, and that the surgery “went to plan”.

Before Aston went into hospital, Baker tweeted that she was “looking forward to ripping skirts off with you soon”.

Aston, 57, recently returned to the recording studio before undergoing the operation, which could threaten her career.

She told the Mirror newspaper last week: “It’s been a pleasure to get back into the studio before my treatment.

“My voice has returned, not in full, but almost, so I can add vocals for our forthcoming Christmas album and another new album for 2019.”

She said she would be in hospital for two weeks following the surgery.

The band, now named The Fizz following a legal wrangle with a former member, also contains Baker and Mike Nolan.

Both are original members of the band and the pair are set to finish The Fizz’s Christmas album in Aston’s absence.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]