London, (ANI): Katie Price"s husband Alex Reid injects himself with
a fake-tan drug, which is linked to cancer. The recently married
couple will be shocked to hear that regular use of Melanotan can
lead to the killer disease.
And for Jordan, 31, it could be far more terrifying, for she has
suffered her own cancer scare when she had a tumour removed from a
finger. Alex, 34, injects the drug straight into his stomach,
meaning it gets into his bloodstream quickly. However, Melanotan,
which is only available on the Internet for around 25 pounds, is
“untested and unlicensed".
Its main ingredient was developed to guard against skin cancer,
but medics believe that long-term use can cause the disease. “It
may give you a nice tan at the moment but we don"t know what kind
of long-term effects it could have," the Daily Star quoted Florence
Palmer, from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory
Service, as saying. Alex"s habit came out via Celebrity Big Brother
housemate Vinnie Jones, 45, who called it “weird".