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Liberty X star Michelle Heaton speaks about full hysterectomy following double mastectomy

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.

Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton had a full hysterectomy following her double mastectomy. Credit: ITV

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.