Michelle Heaton has spoken to Lorraine about her life changing decision to have a full hysterectomy following her double mastectomy.
The Liberty X singer said she felt “fortunate” to be able to make the decision rather than cancer making any decisions for her and wanted to be “safe rather than sorry”.
The 34-year-old star, who has two children, was diagnosed with a mutated BRCA2 gene in 2012, which put her in the high risk category for developing breast and ovarian cancer.
Speaking about how she has felt since the operation Michelle admitted she is still in pain: "The recovery was painful, I’m still in pain now I have to admit.
"It’s not been easy on the family, I’m very swollen still from the operation.
"Yeah I can put makeup on and wear a smile but it’s been hard, it has absolutely.”
Watch Michelle Heaton's story here on the Lorraine website.