X Factor 2013: Alexandra Burke begged her ill mum to let her donate a kidney, but she won’t accept it!
Former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has begged her seriously ill mum Melissa to accept her offer to donate one of her kidneys, however, brave Melissa has refused, saying it could leave Alexandra unable to carry a child of her own.
Melissa, who’s on the NHS organ transplant list has turned down Alexandra’s offer “three or four times.”
Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, Alexandra said, “Mum made the choice and shut down the discussion because the doctors said it could mean I wouldn’t be able to conceive…
She added, “I’ve had some of my fans offering their kidneys and going for tests.”
Melissa, who was a singer in 80s group Soul II Soul, has severe kidney failure that was brought on by her diabetes. She has to undergo kidney dialysis for eight hours a day.
The paper adds, “Despite her life-threatening illness she said it would be ‘downright wicked and selfish’ to take a kidney from her daughter.”
Alexandra, who won X Factor in 2008, has spent around £20,000 modifying her mum’s house so that she can be treated there rather than in hospital.
Here’s a reminder of her on the show…