Rita Ora suffered breast cancer scare shortly after mum Vera’s diagnosis in 2005

Rita Ora has revealed that 15 years ago she experienced a breast cancer scare shortly after her beloved mother was diagnosed.

The 30-year-old singer, who was behind many of the tracks for the 50 Shades of Grey film and has just returned to judging The Masked Singer, recalled how she experienced a scare around the same time as mum Vera in 2005.

The star recalled how she underwent a genome test to see if she was a carrier for the type of cancer.

Rita talked about the ordeal during a chat with The Sun as part of its Get Checked campaign.

Rita told the publication: "I see these things saying check yourself for lumps but my mother didn’t have a lump she had a sharp pain, and she still went and got checked.

"I have done the BRCA test (the hereditary breast cancer test) and the gene test myself and, luckily, I don’t have the gene.

"But I still check myself regularly. Genetically, there was no history of breast cancer in my family before my mother, but she still got it."

Rita also opened up about worrying a lot about her health in her twenties, and said her response to pain in her chest has been heightened.

She added: "I don’t know if it’s in my head, but it can be a case of a little heartburn and I am like, ‘What is that?'"

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The star went on to say that you can also "call your GP" if you are worried or concerned.

Rita also claimed that scans in the UK have "dropped eighty per cent since Covid struck, and a million women haven’t had any check-ups".

It comes after Rita vowed that she will not be flirting with contestants on The Masked Singer this year after she was left broken hearted over Chameleon.

Last year she took quite a fancy to the Chameleon and even suggested having children with the masked star.

With her imagination running wild, the singer lived in hope as she joked that boxer Anthony Joshua could have been the person within the costume.

However, she was left scooping her jaw up from the floor after The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins was unveiled.

After learning a hard lesson, Rita has vowed not to flirt with stars of the show as she doesn't want to face being upset again.

She said: "I thought I'd found my Prince Charming last season, what happened?!

"I didn't have those expectations this season, I didn’t want to be heartbroken again."

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