The ‘Behind Closed Doors’ singer who is now fifty four years old sibling Andrew had been diagnosed with stomach cancer and now after further tests it has been said that the situation is much more serious than first thought.
”Sadly, we’ve not had a great week and Andrew’s test results weren’t good at all. Unfortunately, the cancer has spread and it’s the outcome we were all dreading.
”We’re trying very hard to stay positive but it’s really knocked us all for six and, if I’m honest, I’m not dealing with it very well. I don’t mind admitting that there have been quite a few tears on my part. When someone in my family suffers, we all suffer. That’s how we deal with things.
”But you’ve just got to pick yourself up and focus on a plan of action. It doesn’t matter how I feel, I just care about how Andrew feels.
”While he’s recovering from his operation, the rest of us are trying to work out the best thing to do and how to make him most comfortable.”
Despite the sad news, Peter is not making plans to return to Australia with his family but he says the diagnosis has brought him even closer to his four brothers and one sister.
He added in his column for new! magazine:
”I’m not flying back to Australia just yet as I’m waiting to see what’s happening, but we’re all in touch constantly and this has brought my family even closer than we were before.
”We are all dealing with it in different ways but I’m definitely the most open with my emotions. My siblings are my best friends and it’s really, really hard to see one of them go through something so awful. You hear about people living with cancer all the time and you always feel sympathetic, but when it’s your own flesh and blood, it hits you really hard.