She reveled she is battling mouth cancer – a condition that could leave her unable to sing again.

But Bucks Fizz singer Jay Aston has undergone a lengthy operation and is said to be in recovery already, with everything ‘looking positive’.

According to The Mirror, her husband Dave Colquhoun has confirmed that the 57-year-old is ‘stable, awake and responding well’ having undergone a procedure that took seven hours.

'Looking positive': Bucks Fizz singer Jay Aston has undergone a lengthy operation and is said to be in recovery already

'Looking positive': Bucks Fizz singer Jay Aston has undergone a lengthy operation and is said to be in recovery already

‘Looking positive’: Bucks Fizz singer Jay Aston has undergone a lengthy operation and is said to be in recovery already

He added: ‘She knows you’re all thinking about her and is being very brave… she’s in good hands and all the surgery went to plan.

‘Jay’s recovery is all looking positive. She moved from intensive care on to the ward. This is much earlier than expected so goes to show the fight in the girl… it’s looking very good.’

Her Bucks Fizz co-star, Cheryl Baker, 64, previously said that Jay was ‘hopefully on the road to recovery’.

The operation is the second she has had for the disease and was warned prior to it that it could prevent her from singing and even speaking, as it involved a centimeter of her tongue being removed.

Doctors used flesh from the singer’s thigh to rebuild the affected piece of her tongue, while lymph glands would have been removed from her neck.

Hopeful: This could affect the band - who now go by the name The Fizz - from completing their Christmas album, due this festive season. Jay has insisted that 'the show will go on', however 

Hopeful: This could affect the band - who now go by the name The Fizz - from completing their Christmas album, due this festive season. Jay has insisted that 'the show will go on', however 

Hopeful: This could affect the band – who now go by the name The Fizz – from completing their Christmas album, due this festive season. Jay has insisted that ‘the show will go on’, however 

Fears: The talented singer revealed she had discovered she had pre-cancerous cells in April

Fears: The talented singer revealed she had discovered she had pre-cancerous cells in April

Fears: The talented singer revealed she had discovered she had pre-cancerous cells in April

Radiotherapy could be an additional alternative as a preference to undergoing further, potentially damaging surgery.

But while medical professionals are hoping for the best, Jay admitted she couldn’t help dwelling on the worst case scenario. 

‘They can’t say whether I’ll be able to sing like I used to,’ she said previously. ‘It’s made me realise I completely took my singing for granted. Now I realise the talent I had is possibly going to go.’

She added: ‘It’s difficult to even write songs without putting the vocal down. I would have to rethink my whole life. I absolutely need the band, I would ­probably have to sell my home.’

Jay had said previously: ‘If they take more of my tongue away the chances of singing, even talking, will be very slim.’

Old times: Jay is best known for being in the phenomenally successful group Bucks Fizz, who memorably won the 1981 (L-R) Bucks Fizz stars Mike Nolan, Cheryl Baker, Jay  and Bobby Gee in 1981)

Old times: Jay is best known for being in the phenomenally successful group Bucks Fizz, who memorably won the 1981 (L-R) Bucks Fizz stars Mike Nolan, Cheryl Baker, Jay  and Bobby Gee in 1981)

Old times: Jay is best known for being in the phenomenally successful group Bucks Fizz, who memorably won the 1981 (L-R) Bucks Fizz stars Mike Nolan, Cheryl Baker, Jay and Bobby Gee in 1981)

This could also affect the band – who now go by the name The Fizz – completing their Christmas album, due this festive season. Jay has insisted that ‘the show will go on’, however.

Jay revealed she had discovered she had pre-cancerous cells in April.  She was given the grim cancer diagnosis after seeking medical attention for irritable auto-immune condition lichen planus, which had manifested itself as a rash on her tongue.

And she admits bursting into tears while breaking the news to band-mate Cheryl, one of her closest friends, and musician husband Dave, with whom she raises 15-year old daughter Josie.

‘I have a young daughter, I want to see her grow up, I want to see her get married and see her grandchildren,’ she said. ‘The first thing I said [after the diagnosis] is, “I want to be here for her.”’ 

Devastated: Jay was given the grim cancer diagnosis after seeking medical attention for irritable auto-immune condition lichen planus, which had manifested itself as a rash on her tongue

Devastated: Jay was given the grim cancer diagnosis after seeking medical attention for irritable auto-immune condition lichen planus, which had manifested itself as a rash on her tongue

Devastated: Jay was given the grim cancer diagnosis after seeking medical attention for irritable auto-immune condition lichen planus, which had manifested itself as a rash on her tongue

The singer initially had a sliver of tongue removed for a biopsy, but admits she was unconcerned because only 2% of cases prove to be cancerous and she had displayed no physical signs of illness, other than fatigue. 

But knowing the biopsy would affect her voice for a period of weeks, Jay – who is currently touring the UK with her Bucks Fizz band mates – recorded a slew of vocals for her to mime to while on the road. 

However doctors are hopeful that the cancer has been caught early and remain confident that she will be able to sing again. 

Emotional: Jay admits bursting into tears while breaking the news to musician husband Dave Colquhoun, with whom she raises 15-year old daughter Josie

Emotional: Jay admits bursting into tears while breaking the news to musician husband Dave Colquhoun, with whom she raises 15-year old daughter Josie

Emotional: Jay admits bursting into tears while breaking the news to musician husband Dave Colquhoun, with whom she raises 15-year old daughter Josie

Determined: ¿I have a young daughter, I want to see her grow up, I want to see her get married and see her grandchildren,¿ she said (pictured with daughter Josie)

Determined: ¿I have a young daughter, I want to see her grow up, I want to see her get married and see her grandchildren,¿ she said (pictured with daughter Josie)

Determined: ‘I have a young daughter, I want to see her grow up, I want to see her get married and see her grandchildren,’ she said (pictured with daughter Josie)

Bucks Fizz sold more than 50-million records during their heyday before disbanding in 1988, two-years after the release of their final album – Writing On The Wall.

The split following a turbulent period that included the acrimonious departure of Jay, who later rejoined the band, and a coach crash that almost cost Mike Nolan his life.

The singer suffered internal bleeding and spent three days in a coma after the tour bus ushering them from a concert in Newcastle crashed into road works in 1984.

Locked in a legal dispute with former member Bobby Gee which prevents them from using the name Bucks Fizz, Jay, Cheryl and Mike now perform as a three-piece under their abbreviated name and last week performed in Ibiza.

Speaking in 2017, Jay said:  ‘Despite the challenges over the years, we are more united than ever. The fans have been with us all the way.’

Acrimony: Locked in a legal dispute with former member Bobby Gee which prevents them from using the name Bucks Fizz, Jay, Cheryl and Mike now perform as a three-piece under the abbreviated The Fizz

Acrimony: Locked in a legal dispute with former member Bobby Gee which prevents them from using the name Bucks Fizz, Jay, Cheryl and Mike now perform as a three-piece under the abbreviated The Fizz

Acrimony: Locked in a legal dispute with former member Bobby Gee which prevents them from using the name Bucks Fizz, Jay, Cheryl and Mike now perform as a three-piece under the abbreviated The Fizz

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