Liberty X singer Michelle revealed on Saturday that she has decided to have a hysterectomy in a bid to cut her chances of developing ovarian cancer.
Michelle was diagnosed with the mutated BRCA2 gene in 2012, meaning she has a high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. She has since had a full mastectomy and now made the "life-changing decision" to have her female reproductive organs.
Since bravely telling fans her news on the weekend, mum-of-two Michelle has been inundated with well wishes and messages of support.
Earlier today (16 July), Michelle tweeted: "I have been overwhelmed this week at the amount of support I've had from everyone. I've had personal emails, tweets etc and everyone has been so kind.
"Having a preventative hysterectomy at 35 is both one of the hardest and easiest decisions to make. Hard for obvious reasons and easy because I'm doing it for the two children I already have."
Michelle continued: "It's been an emotional week, but all the support really does help and if I can help other women in the same position by going public, as I did with the mastectomy, then I've done my job!"
Since her diagnosis in 2012, Michelle has continued to bravely tell her story in hope of giving women in a similar position encouragement.
Proving that she has done exactly that, she has also retweeted a follower who has said: "You're the reason I had my mastectomy! #inspiration#thanks x."
Michelle and husband Hugh Hanley welcomed their second child, a son called AJ, in February. They are already parents to daughter Faith.
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