Michelle Heaton's husband Hugh speaks of his 'inspirational trooper'

Published Friday, Nov 23 2012, 12:52 GMT  |  By  |  1 comment
Michelle Heaton's husband Hugh Hanley has described his wife as an "inspirational trooper" after she underwent a double mastectomy in an attempt to beat cancer.

Michelle, 33, had the major operation earlier this week and later told fans it had gone well but that she was "disorentated and sore".

Michelle Heaton with her husband Hugh and their baby daughter Faith

© Twitter / Michelle Heaton

Today (23 Nov), Hugh - who has a baby daughter called Faith with Michelle - took to Twitter and said: "Nothing but admiration for my wife @wonderwomanshel.

"It's been a tough year starting with an emergency C section then getting loop recorder on her heart and now a double mastectomy, but she has never once felt sorry for herself.

"Her first question is always is Faith ok? #Inspirational"

Michelle Heaton on ITV1's Lorraine 09.10.12

© Rex Features

He also told a well-wisher: "She is on the road to recovery... Very sore but she is a trooper."

Michelle revealed in September that she had an 80 per cent chance of getting breast cancer due to a mutated BRCA2 gene.

The former Liberty X star decided to have both her breasts removed to dramatically reduce the odds, and she will later have her ovaries removed. The gene means she also has a 30 to 40 per cent chance of developing ovarian cancer.

We wish Michelle a very speedy recovery.

Feel free to post your get well messages to Michelle below.

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