Farrah FawcettFarrah Fawcett has confirmed the report in this week’s National Enquirer that she has been diagnosed with cancer of the intestine.

Farrah confirmed the illness and asked the press and the public to “please respect my privacy at this challenging time.”

Earlier reports suggested Farrah had undergone an operation to remove a tumour “the size of two strawberries” from her lower intestine and she confirmed that she is currently undergoing radiation treatment.