Deborah James Health Update: BBC's Host Hospitalized After Bowel Cancer, Critical Condition Says Husband Sebastien Bowel

Deborah James Health Update – Deborah James has been admitted to the hospital after being diagnosed with colon cancer.

Deborah James worked as a deputy headteacher in schools for 15 years, supervising national growth mindset studies. Her life with her young children and husband was flipped upside down when she was diagnosed with stage 4, inoperable colon cancer at the age of 35.

Deborah James Health Update

She is getting treatment and lobbying national cancer groups in the United Kingdom for ten procedures and 24 rounds of chemotherapy.


Deborah James Health Update: BBC’s Debra James Hospitalized After Bowel Cancer

Deborah James was hospitalized after being diagnosed with bowel cancer. Rather than hiding in a cancer cave, she began a blog, “bowel babe,” which evolved into the award-winning weekly column Things Cancer Made Me Say in the Sun online.

She created a blog called ‘bowel baby,’ which evolved into the award-winning weekly column Things Cancer Made Me Say in the Sun online. 

The Webstar also hosts the BBC’s Radio 5 Live podcasts ‘You, Me, and the Big C’ and ‘The Good Stuff,’ which she co-hosts with her children. We wish her good health and recovery from her cancer. 

Debra James Husband and Family Have Appealed For Help


Debra James has a husband. Sebastien Bowel was her spouse. Her partner works at Pomona Capital as a banker. Sebastien remained by Debra’s side through her battle with cancer.

He always offered support and encouragement. They have two daughters, one of whom is named Eloise. In 2016, she was diagnosed with stage 4 intestinal cancer.

Eloise, her 9-year-old daughter, is asked about her feelings about her disease. Her daughter tells host Lisa Snowdon that she is not worried about her mother dying. 

Learn About Deborah James’s Illness 

Debra James has posted about her health condition on her Instagram page. Her Instagram is under the account @bowelbabe having 490K followers as of May 2022.

Her post reads, “Nobody knows how long I’ve got left, but I’m not able to walk, I’m sleeping most of the days, and most things I took for granted are pipe dreams. I know we have left no stone unturned.”

She has not died but is on the journey to fight cancer. She had raised £1.5m raised within 24 hours of the tragic cancer treatment. She was diagnosed with this illness in 2016.

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