As his beloved elder brother Andrew fights cancer, Peter gets support from his ex

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Peter Andre, 39, was doing charity work in Zanzibar when he learnt that brother Andrew, 52, has been diagnosed with cancer.

Peter returned to London and flew straight to Oz with another brother Michael, a regular on the ITV2 show Peter Andre: The Next Chapter.

Pete‘s absolutely devastated,’ says another friend. ‘It’s very serious.’

Ex-wife Katie Price, 33, has rallied round, telling Peter – who’s now back in the UK – she’ll do whatever she can to help.

‘She told him not to worry,’ reveals a friend.

‘She said she’d rearrange work and make sure she could look after the kids whenever he needs to fly back out there.

‘She knows better than anyone how close Pete is to his family. She’s been texting him and even sent him some pictures of the kids to cheer him up while he was in Australia.’

Andrew is Peter‘s eldest brother. His other brothers Chris, Danny and Michael and sister Debbie have all appeared in his reality show.

Last week, Chris took to Facebook to thank Peter‘s legion of fans for their support.

He wrote: ‘I’m overwhelmed at the amount of messages and well wishes… I am praying for my brother. I don’t want to lose him.’

Read more about Peter Andre in Now magazine dated 5 March 2012 – out now!

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