Liberty X star Michelle Heaton has opened up on how her early menopause at 35 has destroyed her life.
The singer recently looked back on the lowest point of her alcohol addition when she celebrated her first year of sobriety following her time in rehab.
Now 14 months sober of both alcohol and drugs, Michelle has revealed it hasn't been an easy ride, especially in the bedroom.
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Speaking about becoming reliant on testosterone injections, she told OK!: "When going through menopause, I found my libido was massively lacking and I had no energy left to do anything.
"I had no 'oomph'. So my GP recommended testosterone with my oestrogen and, yes, it might have given me a couple more hairs on my chin, but it completely changed my life.
The injections were easy to become reliant on because of how amazing they made me feel, which I suppose is the same reason I relied on alcohol and drugs later on. They helped me cope.
Now 14 months sober of both alcohol and drugs, Michelle has revealed it hasn't been an easy ride.
Following a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy ten years ago, Michelle's body was forced into a premature surgical menopause at just 34 years of age, causing the Geordie singer to fall into depression.
She eventually turned to drugs and alcohol to ease the pain.
The situation had a huge impact on her marriage to Hugh Hanley and on their children Faith, 10, and AJ, eight.
She recalled the most difficult time of her addiction, which saw her lying to her husband and telling the kids she had a headache while "vomiting in the bathroom".
Since getting help, their family has come closer, and Michelle and Hugh's relationship is better than ever.
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"I’m now completely honest with Hugh and he feels like he’s got his wife back," she said.
"He’s forgiven me and we’re best friends again…as well as best friends in the bedroom!”
Now a year later, Michelle is reflecting on her journey to recovery, revealing details of yet another hurdle for the pop star.
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