Michelle Heaton discusses her struggle with fatigue and says the pandemic has ‘taken all her energy’

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Former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton has discussed the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on her health.

The stunning 41 year old star, who recently reached out to Sarah Harding amid her cancer battle, often speaks publicly about her mastectomy and hysterectomy, which she had in 2012.

Now, Michelle has told OK! Online how the pandemic has had an affect on her health, while admitting she has an “unhealthy obsession” with the news.

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The singing star told us: “I get really wound up with the news and everything that’s happening so it takes my concentration and energy away from me and I can’t help myself. I find myself falling asleep at night watching the news.”

Michelle lives with husband Hugh, who she married in 2010, and the pair share two adorable children together, Faith Michelle, eight, and Aaron Jay, six.

She continued: “I know It’s not good for me and Hugh is the complete opposite but I’m just obsessed but in a bad way.

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“Then with fatigue comes a bit of everything, insomnia, night sweats, itchy skin. All of that kind of thing has a knock on effect. It really depends on what day I’m kind of having.

“Sometimes I go to bed and having a couple of hours sleep and I’m great. Sometimes I go to bed and have eight hours and I’m not.”

Michelle admitted there are some days when she just doesn’t want to do anything, adding: “It’s a very different way of life at the moment and I think that everyday is different because we don’t know what’s happening with everyone else.”

Taking a positive out of the situation, Michelle said she’s really enjoyed spending time with her family amid the covid lockdown.

She said: “If someone told me this time last year that this was going to happen and I’d be home with the kids, and the dog and Hugh, I’d be like ‘I can’t handle it.’

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“But it’s just been easier than I thought. It’s a new way of life, and for the kids, they’re only eight and six but they’re aware and it’s just a given now.”

The gorgeous star recently modelled this year’s George at Asda Tickled Pink activewear range – a fitting campaign for Michelle, given she is very into her fitness.

The campaign seeks to raise money for Breast Cancer Now and their newest charity partner CoppaFeel! and they’ve released a variety of pink inspired products in order to get their shoppers to raise as much money as they can.

Michelle was diagnosed with the a mutated BRCA2 gene in 2012, which left her with an 80 per cent chance of developing breast cancer and a 30 per cent chance of developing ovarian cancer.

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As a result, she said she got involved with the campaign because it’s something close to her heart, while also admitting it was a nice excuse to do her hair and makeup for the first time in a while!

She told us: “It’s a charity close to my personal experiences and close to my heart and because I’ve been involved with them the last few years it was really an honour to be able to model the range.”

Shop the range here!

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