Dan Wootton: My fears for fragile Peter Andre
Discovering his beloved brother Andrew's battling kidney cancer has changed his life irrevocably.
'Publicly, Pete's put on a brave face for his brother,' reveals Now's Editor At Large Dan Wootton, who's a close friend.
'Despite doctors warning the cancer has spread and may not be curable, Pete has maintained a characteristically positive outlook, vowing: "Andrew will get better. This time next year, we'll all be in Cyprus by the pool sipping cocktails."
'Privately, however, even he confesses he's been in tears every day.'
Pete, 39, paid for Andrew, 54, and his wife Magda, 30, to be flown from his home in Australia to the UK on 22 March, so he could be by his side as he started chemotherapy.
'In throwing himself into caring for his brother, however, Peter's put his own wellbeing at risk,' says Dan.
'Friends tell me he's dropped at least a stone and they fear his body's in the same gaunt, fragile state it was after he split with Katie Price, when he lost 3st through stress.
'Some days Pete simply can't face eating. Despite this, he's still obsessively exercising because it's the only way he can release the anger he feels inside.'
Read Dan Wootton's full article about Peter Andre in Now magazine dated 23 April - out now!