Michelle Heaton shared a photo of her being hugged by her supportive family after describing her rehab after a drug and alcohol addiction.
When she admitted she was left ‘on the verge of death’ after a three-year binge and revealed that her husband Hugh Hanley had to raise their children Faith, nine, and AJ, seven, on their own, Michelle now seemed much better. to go.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, the 41-year-old Liberty X star wrote candidly: ‘6 days ago … on the steps of the @priorygroup.
Support: Michelle Heaton shared on Instagram on Monday a photo of herself being embraced by her supportive family after describing her rehabilitation period following a drug and alcohol addiction
Faith & AJ you are my world. I’ve been given a second chance at life and I know I’m lucky to have it.
‘I am overwhelmed with all the support and messages I have received while in rehab and since I left.
‘Thanks to my family, friends, people I’ve met – and haven’t met. It really means a lot. X’
The loving mother smiled as she reunited with her family, holding her son as she watched her daughter in the sweet embrace.
Michelle previously revealed she was “ days after death ” when she entered the rehab center earlier this year, and was told by a therapist that she “ might not make it. ”
The star has also shared how an intervention led by her boyfriend Katie Price resulted in her checking herself into the facility.
Brave: The singer, 41, has spoken candidly about the drug and alcohol addiction that led to her recent stint on The Priory, revealing, ‘I was days from death’
Fair: Michelle shares the family photo on Instagram saying she’s ‘got a second chance at life’ and knows she’s ‘lucky to have that’
After sharing her update on Monday, several of Michelle’s friends responded to the post sending their support and congratulations.
Danielle Lloyd, who has spoken openly about her own alcohol problems in the past, wrote: ‘So proud of you baby’
While Kerry Katona called the singer ‘great’ and Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace said, ‘We’re here for you girl, you’ve got this’.
Michelle had also shared a photo of herself sunbathing in the garden on Sunday reading the book Understanding The Twelve Steps.
‘You’re Awesome’: Michelle’s post received dozens of responses of support from her celeb friends
At home: The doting mom also took to Instagram on Sunday to share a photo of herself reading Understanding The Twelve Steps in the yard watching her kids play on their bikes
As she rested with her current book on her legs, you could see Michelle’s husband playing with their two children and their bicycles in the background.
Michelle has spoken candidly about the effects her alcohol addiction has had on her family, saying that her husband Hugh had to raise their children as a single parent and that she felt like a ‘bad mother’ after not being able to play with Faith and AJ .
She also praised Hugh for assisting her during her fight, saying, ‘I don’t know how he is left’ in a recent interview with The Sun.
Michelle has also pondered how she ended up in rehab, saying her addiction was a “ suicide mission. ”
Speak against The sun Just 36 hours after leaving rehab, Michelle revealed, “What I did was a suicide mission. I screamed for help when I actually couldn’t ask for help. When you are addicted it feels like there is no way out. ‘
Intervention: The star has also shared how an intervention led by her boyfriend Katie Price resulted in her checking herself into the facility (pictured together in 2010)
Michelle told the paper that she had drunk two bottles of wine and a bottle of vodka ‘pretty much every day since 2018,’ added Michelle: ‘Last September, I hit rock bottom with the alcohol and was in excruciating pains. My doctor felt my liver stick out because I was so thin. ‘
Michelle also shared how she embarked on a ‘three-day coke binge’, where she saw consuming a gram of cocaine a night in addition to alcohol.
Discussing the intervention of her friends, she said, “I was shaking and crying. I was drunk. Katie Price said, “Right, you’re going to The Priory.” ‘
Katie was previously a patient at The Priory while battling her own demons.
The doting mother was told by Priory’s staff that the level of the enzyme GGT – which indicates liver damage – in her blood was 2,500, compared to that of a healthy person 30.
Loving family: Michelle’s husband Hugh praised his wife’s ‘strength’ when he broke his silence after it was revealed she will be receiving treatment in rehab in April
Supportive: Hugh shared a moving tribute to Michelle on Instagram, said ‘you are doing your family proud’ and shared a candid black and white photo of her
Health concerns: Michelle had a hysterectomy in 2012 and a double mastectomy in 2015
She also shared that in The Priory, she texted Katie, 43, thanking her for saving her life.
Last month, it was confirmed that Michelle was being treated in rehab after allegedly switching to alcohol during the lockdown.
Michelle was reported to have struggled with the side effects after undergoing a hysterectomy in 2012 and a double mastectomy in 2015, to reduce her risk of cancer, as well as an early menopause.
A spokesperson for Michelle at the time confirmed to MailOnline that Michelle was in a rehabilitation center and has the support of her family and friends.
Michelle’s husband Hugh Hanley spoke out in April, praising his wife’s ‘strength’.
Hugh (pictured) wrote: ‘No one should ever suffer in silence, but it takes real strength to say something and do something about it’
Hugh shared a moving tribute to Michelle on Instagram, said ‘you are doing your family proud’ and shared a candid black and white photo of the former Liberty X singer sitting topless on a beach.
His full message was, ‘No one should ever suffer in silence, but it takes real strength to say something and do something about it … @wonderwomanshel you make your family proud.’
A source told The Sun at the time: “ She realized she needed help as she began to use more and more alcohol as a crutch because she couldn’t handle the effects of her surgeries.
Michelle felt she had lost so much of what made her a woman, and when she entered early menopause, it brought a whole host of other issues.
She was just about to deal with it when the lockdown hit last year, but the effect of being home and not being able to distract herself saw her rock bottom.
In 2012, the mother of two children discovered she carried the BRCA2 gene, which meant that without surgery, she had an 80 to 85 percent risk of developing breast cancer and a 30 to 40 percent risk of developing ovarian cancer.
After surgery, she also went through early menopause at the age of 35.
She has appeared on television several times to talk about her experiences with the diagnosis of the mutated gene.
Sad: In 2012, Michelle discovered she carried the BRCA2 gene, which meant she had an 80 to 85 percent risk of developing breast cancer without surgery
In 2013, Michelle told how to have surgery if she needed a pacemaker, after diet pills she was once addicted and had a terrifying heart condition.
For six years, the singer said she was addicted to slimming pills, taking tablets every day to suppress her appetite and maintain her weight.
She only stopped when the situation became so dire that she was forced to hospital after heart problems.
Michelle suffered from the unexplained arrhythmia for seven years, until she was diagnosed with possible atrial fibrillation in 2011.
Michelle married Hugh in July 2010 in the Bahamas, whom she started dating in 2008.
The couple share two children, Aaron Jay, seven, and Faith, nine.
Family: Michelle married her husband Hugh in the Bahamas in July 2010, whom she began dating in 2008