Michelle Heaton is recovering after undergoing a full hysterectomy following the news that she had very high chance of developing cancer thanks to a mutated gene.
The former Liberty X singer, who gave birth to second child Aaron in February this year, had the major operation just 12 days ago after learning she had a 30% likelihood of getting ovarian cancer in later life.
It came after her double mastectomy in November 2012, which she had after finding out her risk of developing breast cancer stood at 80% because of the defective BRCA2 gene – similar to the one Angelina Jolie carries, which prompted her to undergo breast surgery to avoid a future cancer diagnosis.
Speaking to a magazine this week, Michelle said she's in a lot of pain and can't cuddle her children – two-year-old Faith and baby Aaron – but has "no regrets" about the surgery.
Michelle is now going through the menopause at the age of 35 and says she's worried about getting hairy – but has made her peace with the fact she and husband Hugh Hanley will have no more children.
Taking to Twitter to break the news to her fans, Michelle wrote: "12 days ago i underwent a total hysterectomy. And we took time out to get me back on track. I'm certainly not there yet, however I am back to work this week for @ITVLorraine #binyourbra campaign, which is, obviously, very close to my heart.