Big Brother star Rodrigo Lopes is in a coma after doctors discover brain tumour

The BB star is now in hospital.


by Hannah Brimson |
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Today we're very sad to hear that Big Brother star Rodrigo Lopes has fallen into a coma shortly after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. He is currently in hospital in his hometown of Brazil.

Rodrigo, who came fifth in Big Brother during 2009, has not had an easy time of it lately. The star has been living as a woman called Rebekah Shelton since 2012 and although she has already had a boob job, she was saving up to have full gender reassignment surgery in the not too distant future.


Rebekah, 28, opened up to heat last year and revealed in an exclusive interview that she has been working as a prostitute since October 2013 after encountering major difficulties when looking for a full-time job. She also exclusively spoke to heat and told us of her intense struggle to cope with her situation, explaining she had attempted suicide and was in a psychiatric unit being treated by psychologists and psychiatrists.

One of Rebekah's family members tweeted from her account @RodrigoLopesUK earlier today with updates, encouraging fans to pray for her:


All our thoughts are with Rebekah and her family.

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