It isn’t often talked about in the media, but you are also involved in some charity projects. Have you ever thought to yourself, “OK, today I made the world a slightly better place”?
No, I don’t think there’s anything I’ve done yet that’s made the world a better place. That’s what I’m still working towards. There are so many things you can do. It’s about finding something for which you feel your time would be valuable.
But you visit children with serious illnesses. Surely that makes some difference?
I met this great kid who really took to me. He was five when I met him, and he didn’t make it to his sixth birthday. In that instance, I realised I’ve had so much in my life. I’m in a good place and, if I could, I would swap places.
What makes this type of charitable work worthwhile to you?
I definitely think for a split second you can lift someone’s mood. A woman once approached me: she had read a book about me, and said my story had helped her through her leukaemia. I said, “How? You got yourself through those cancer treatments.” But she insisted that seeing the struggle I went through helped her get through the difficult process.