Michelle Heaton took to Instagram to post a video of her diving into a cool pool at Champneys spa following her brave appearance on Loose Women on Wednesday
Michelle Heaton inspired women across the country on Wednesday when she stepped out in the Loose Women studios in nothing but a bikini. The mother-of-two bravely displayed her hysterectomy and C-section scars to the panellists, live audience and viewers at home in a bid to promote body confidence – something she had previously been too self-conscious to ever consider. After receiving much-deserved praise from fans across social media, it seems that the stunning 37-year-old has found new courage. Posting a video of herself sinking into a cool pool at Champneys spa sporting a fashionable black and white bikini, fans were quick to praise her. “So proud of you.. amazing lady /mum.. Should see you on our screens more,” wrote one, while another said: “Love your bikini.. where’s it from?? X” Other complimented her for her toned physique, “Please can you do a YouTube workouts for a week for us! You’re looking too good!!! I need inspiration x.”
During Wednesday’s show, Michelle was visibly shaking as she talked the panel through her scars from her two C-sections – one of which was an emergency when she welcomed her first daughter, five-year-old Faith – as well as her double mastectomy and hysterectomy scars. “I’ve kept these C-section and hysterectomy scars between me and my husband – until today,” the former Liberty X singer revealed, adding: “Normally I would wear a high waist bikini or a swimsuit.”
Michelle made the brave decision to have a double mastectomy in November 2012 after being diagnosed with a mutated BRCA gene. Following her son Aaron’s arrival, she also had her ovaries removed as a preventative measure against cancer. “I’d decided to have a hysterectomy once our son was born. It sounds drastic but I knew that it would reduce my chances of having ovarian cancer and ultimately allow me to be there for my kids later in life,” she told The Express.