Michelle Heaton posts graphic photograph of alcohol habit

A noughties pop star has shocked followers with a ugly image revealing the extent of her habit, which left her days from dying.

UK pop star Michelle Heaton has shocked followers with a graphic new image taken when she hit all-time low simply 20 weeks in the past.

The former Liberty X singer admitted earlier this yr that she was simply days from dying following a three-year cocaine and booze binge.

Heaton, 42, was solely saved due to an intervention from her husband and showbiz buddies, together with Katie Price, who booked her right into a rehab centre.

The mum-of-two is now clear following her four-week keep at The Priory and has marked National Sober Day and National Recovery Month with a stark {photograph}.

Heaton’s snap was solely taken 20 weeks in the past and it exhibits her with extremely puffy and bloodshot eyes, and yellow stains on her T-shirt.

Posting it on Instagram alongside an image of how she appears to be like at the moment, Heaton mentioned: “This picture is not to shock, it WAS my reality!“20 weeks ago this was me – Ruined. The second is me today – Saved. Today I am stronger mentally and physically better then I’ve ever been.”

Heaton burdened that she needs to assist take away the stigma of habit, including phrases of recommendation and encouragement.

“Today I am stronger mentally and physically better then I’ve ever been. One day at a time,” she added.

“For anyone who needs help with addiction, there is help out there.”

Heaton shared hyperlinks for each Alcoholics Anonymous and the NHS’ Getting Help: Addiction web page.

The star’s followers had been filled with reward after seeing simply how far she has are available in 20 weeks.

Days from dying

In May, Heaton – who’s married to husband Hugh Hanley – bravely spoke out about her battle with drink and medicines.

Speaking to The Sun simply 36 hours after leaving rehab, Heaton mentioned she had been downing as much as two bottles of wine and a bottle of vodka just about on daily basis since 2018, and snorting cocaine.

She was staring dying within the face however wouldn’t settle for it till she went into rehab.

“There was a moment when I said, ‘I’m not going’. My best friend kicked off at me and said, ‘Michelle – you’re dying’,” she mentioned.

“It was a joint effort from all my very dear friends who wanted me to live.”

In The Priory she was advised that a wholesome stage of the enzyme GGT within the blood – which signifies how broken an individual’s liver is – was 30 or much less. Hers stood at 2500.

“They had never seen a girl come in who registered that high. A therapist said to me, ‘We didn’t know if you were going to make it,’” she mentioned.

This article initially appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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