Terminally ill-groom drops bombshell on wedding guests

Jack and Emma Kane were married.
Jack and Emma Kane were married.

A GROOM who was told he had "weeks to live" stunned his wedding guests by revealing he was not dying after all.

As The Sun reports, Jack Kane delivered the astounding news to his loved ones after his stunning wedding ceremony at a hospital in Middlesbrough, a city four hours north of London.

Jack and Emma were married at the hospital’s chapel.
Jack and Emma were married at the hospital’s chapel.

Mr Kane was told he had a tumour on his spine after his health rapidly deteriorated earlier this year.

The 23-year-old woke up one morning to find he could not move at all, after enduring intense back pain, pins and needles and hypersensitivity in his legs.

Doctors told him he had terminal cancer and had weeks to live - but in a shock twist they later admitted to him they had made a mistake.

He was actually suffering from neuromyelitis optica NMO, also known as Devic's disease.

The condition causes inflammation of the spine and optic nerve.

The day after Jack was told he had weeks to live he asked the nurse to lift him out of his wheelchair and put him down on one knee to propose to Emma.

Jack proposed to Emma from his hospital bed.
Jack proposed to Emma from his hospital bed.

She said yes, and eight days later they were married in the hospital's chapel.

Jack waited until the wedding reception at Billingham's Synthonia Suites to deliver the good news as his family live and work away.

Emma said: "As long as I live I will never forget the atmosphere in the room when Jack said 'I'm not terminal'.

"You could hear a pin drop. Everyone looked like they were taking seconds to register what was going on then the room erupted into cheers and crying."

Jack and Emma Kane at their wedding.
Jack and Emma Kane at their wedding.

Mr Kane is currently receiving further treatment in hospital but remains optimistic about the future.

He said: "My legs may never come back but there are people worse off than me. I won't be beaten by something I can't see.

"The staff on ward 27 have also been truly amazing right from the beginning - if you've a question to ask or if you just need someone there to put a hand on your shoulder, they are there for you. We class them as family."

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished here with permission.

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