Michelle Heaton's husband Hugh Hanley has praised her "strength" after she was admitted to rehab.

Michelle Heaton

Michelle Heaton

The Liberty X singer reportedly turned to alcohol during lockdown and in a bid to cope with a string of operations, including a hysterectomy in 2012 and a double mastectomy in 2015, which she undertook to reduce her risk of cancer, as well as experiencing an early menopause.

And Hugh - who tied the knot with Michelle in 2010 - shared his support on Instagram, writing: "Through sickness and in health. No one should ever suffer in silence but it takes real strength to speak up and do something about it … @wonderwomanshel you are doing your family proud."

A source previously revealed Michelle hit "rock bottom" during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The insider told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: "She realised she needed to get help when she’d increasingly turned to alcohol as a crutch as she couldn’t cope with the effects of her operations. Michelle was left feeling like she had lost so much of what made her a woman and when she went into early menopause that brought with it a whole other collection of problems.

"She was just about coping when lockdown hit last year, but the effect of being at home and being unable to distract herself, saw her hit rock bottom."

Meanwhile, the 41-year-old singer had admitted going through an early menopause put a "strain on her marriage".

She said previously: "Obviously it's not an intentional thing, but to watch my six year old cry because of what her mummy has irrationally done - like throw her toy out because she was naughty. But was she really that naughty? Probably not ... But it's difficult to understand what the difference is. I talk to other mums they do that as well and they're not going through menopause.

"Is it me being a b**** of a wife, or a really annoyed mummy? Or is it the hormones. The answer is I really don't know. Absolutely, the menopause has put a strain on my marriage."

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