Today FM's Ray asks listeners for their prayers as Ann reveals cancer battle
POPULAR Today FM radio host Ann Gleeson is battling cancer.
Ann, who is co-host on the top-rated Ray Foley Show, started chemotherapy last week.
Ray told listeners that the whole team have found it difficult to be cheerful while on air but they are optimistic about Ann's treatment.
Ann was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and began chemotherapy last Tuesday.
The cancer was discovered after she sought medical advice for back and chest pains.
"She is going well and is still herself, which is brilliant," Ray told listeners during yesterday's programme.
"She is laughing and joking."
He urged fans to say a prayer for the broadcaster who first came to public attention for slots on Tom Dunne's Pet Sounds before joining Ray's lunchtime show in 2010.
An emotional Ray added: "She is still one of our best friends and we expect her to be in and out of work when and if it suits her over the next few months."
Ray recalled how Ann had been complaining of pain to her work pals.
After attending doctors, the radio star underwent a CAT scan.
But Ray said the news had affected the team hugely and they had been finding it difficult not to reveal his colleague's illness.