Simone Giertz Reveals She Has A Brain Tumour

1 May 2018, 10:45

Simone Giertz reveals she has a brain tumour
Picture: Simone Giertz: YouTube
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

She will undergo an operation in May

YouTuber and inventor Simone Giertz has revealed that she has a brain tumour.

In a new video, Simone states that she has a 'pretty substantial brain tumour'. Thankfully, she says that the tumour is "non-cancerous and benign" but despite this she will need to have "pretty extensive brain surgery." She says that this surgery has the potential to cause a series of negative side-effects, such as paralysis in her face.

She says the news has given her a sharp sense of perspective, and made her even more appreciative of her audience and of the life she leads. She describes the years since she started her YouTube channel as "the best years of her life" but stresses that "this is not a goodbye" and then she wants to fight on and be healthy again.

Her surgery is scheduled for the end of May. You can see her full video here: