Take That fan with terminal ovarian cancer seeks wheelchair accessible tickets
A Take That fan with terminal ovarian cancer is pleading for wheelchair accessible tickets for the band's upcoming Dublin shows.
Tina Potts, from Co. Wicklow, purchased tickets to see Take That at both of their Dublin shows in the 3Arena last year.
However, due to her illness, she will no longer be able to use her standing tickets for the Greatest Hits Live tour.
Tina, who needs to use her wheelchair at all times, has since taken to social media in the hope of securing a way to see her favourite band next week.
“Please, please can you guys help me meet Take That," she wrote on Twitter. "I’m out of time to make this childhood dream happen as ovarian cancer sucks.”
I have tickets can’t get into disability cause it’s full😢😢need my wheelchair 🥺I hate this disease I swear it’s taking my life and now everything else too😡please get checked girls and educate yourselves #gettinapottstoseetakethat pic.twitter.com/dx2tz4Al7J
— ovarian cancer wont beat me down!! (@legohousewinner) April 21, 2019
Tina's husband, Johnny Harris, has also taken to Twitter to try and secure his wife tickets to allow her to access the gigs.
Tweeting Take That's Mark Owens, he wrote:
"Hi Mark, my wife has terminal ovarian cancer, her condition has worsened, she has tickets to both Dublin gigs but as she’s now in a wheelchair she can’t use them and will now miss the gigs cos they’re sold out?
"Can you please help?"
He included the hashtag '#GetTinaPottsToSeeTakeThat.'
Activist and campaigner Vicky Phelan has also drawn attention to Tina's request on Twitter this week, asking the band and the 3Arena to "please please help Tina."
"Please please help Tina to make it to the Take That concert," she wrote. "She is terminally I'll [sic] and is running out of time."
— Vicky Phelan (@PhelanVicky) April 22, 2019
Take That's 3Arena gigs will take place next week on April 29 and 30.
The band announced today that extra tickets had gone on sale for both shows, which had sold out in minutes when they originally went on sale back in September.
The group, now comprised of Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, will be supported by Rick Astley.