Hannah Spearritt has revealed how secret breast surgery in 2013 led to the “most traumatic” three years of her life.
The former singer, now 41, who formed the legendary band in 1998 with Bradley McIntosh, Jo O’Meara, Jon Lee, Paul Cattermole, Rachel Stevens and Tina Barrett, felt like she was “dying” before surgery was reversed in 2016 became .
In a new interview with The Sun, she detailed the symptoms she was dealing with ahead of the release of her new ITVBe documentary Hannah Spearritt: Me & Breast.
Trauma: Hannah Spearritt has revealed how secret breast surgery in 2013 led to the ‘most traumatic’ three years of her life
The star developed symptoms just six months after undergoing surgery at a top Harley Street clinic.
Hanna, who paid £7,000 for the boob job, told the publication: “What I didn’t know was the silicone isn’t pure silicone so you never know what extra stuff they’re putting in.”
She added: “It was like my body was slowly being poisoned.
Hannah then described the symptoms that led her to believe she was “dying”: “My hair started falling out. I suffered from severe anxiety and was diagnosed with systemic candida, a fungal overgrowth – then came depression. I felt like dying towards the end.’
Struggles: The former singer, now 41, felt like she was ‘dying’ before the surgery was reversed in 2016
Hannah revealed that the reason she got a boob job was the pressure of pop stardom.
S Club 7 rose to fame after releasing their anthem Bring It All Back in 1999. They recorded four studio albums, released 11 singles and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
The star admitted she constantly struggled posing alongside the other female band members “with their curves” for men’s magazines.
After the traumatic experience and the surgery, Hannah now has full confidence in herself and her body.
Flashback: Hannah – who formed the legendary band in 1998 with Bradley McIntosh, Jo O’Meara, Jon Lee, Paul Cattermole, Rachel Stevens and Tina Barrett (pictured in 2000) – revealed the reason she got a breast job was that Pressure was of pop fame
In a new women-focused ITVBe documentary, Hannah Spearritt: Me & Breast Implants, the singer and actress explores breast implant disease and asks important questions about breast augmentation surgery following her own breast augmentation surgery in 2013.
Together with her partner Adam Thomas, Hannah tries to find answers to a controversial issue that is still debated among medical professionals and not officially recognized by the NHS in this insightful documentary from Twenty Six 03.
IS THE DISEASE OF A BREAST IMPLANT REAL?
Neither the NHS nor the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognize a single disease called breast implant disease.
However, they provide long lists of possible — and publicly known — side effects of breast implants.
Implants are not designed to last a lifetime, the FDA says, and the longer a woman has the implants in her body, the higher her risk of complications.
Complications occur in about one percent of all patients and can occur at any time after surgery.
In addition to changes in how the breast looks and feels, some possible side effects include pain, infection, swelling or irritation, swollen lymph nodes, a rash, or bruising.
Reported symptoms of BII include fatigue, chest pain, hair loss and headaches, chills, photosensitivity, chronic pain, anxiety, brain fog, trouble sleeping, and depression.
The NHS is urging all women experiencing side effects to contact the clinic where they had their implants placed and report this through an official yellow card scheme to add information on the safety of implants.
Source: FDA and NHS
The couple, who share daughters Taya, three, and Tora, two, are keen to meet women who share Hannah’s experience and make a difference in how breast implant disease is treated in the UK.
Hannah previously revealed that secret breast surgery in 2013 resulted in “the toughest and most traumatic of three years.” [her] Life’
And the SClub7 singer eventually had her BC Cup procedure reversed in 2016 for causing a sharp decline in her mental and physical well-being.
Speaking about what she had secured on This Morning in 2018, Hannah previously revealed that she was initially pleased with the results of her implants: “After six months [my health] started to deteriorate. It started with fear and at the time I just put it down to circumstances.
“Then things like depression happened, things like ridiculous panic attacks – just a pile of unfolded laundry gave me a breakdown.
“I had hair loss, fatigue, memory loss. There was a list of symptoms that goes on and on.”
Hannah believed the textured silicone gel pouches or breast implants she had placed were the cause of her misery, so she sought medical advice.
“I’ve taken pretty much every test out there, everything came back negative, I’ve been told I was crazy, I’ve been put on a lot of medication.”
After speaking to a specialist in America who diagnosed her with breast implant disease, Hannah decided to have her implants removed and slowly recover.
By telling her own story and raising awareness in this new ITVBe documentary special, the pop star hopes to find out if women know the research on breast implant disease before they decide to have implants.
Celebrity Health Stories, airing on ITVBe, focus on a different topic dear to four stars.
Jacqueline, boxer Nicola Adams, 39, soap actress Jacqueline Joss, 29, and The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Tanya Bardsley, 41, will helm the four specials.
Alternately emotional, poignant and personal, the documentaries aim to shed light on serious issues facing women in today’s society in the hope of finding answers and raising awareness in the process.
Family: Hannah and her partner Adam Thomas share daughters Taya, three, and Tora, two.