‘You make me ashamed of you’: Michelle Heaton breaks down in tears as she reads an emotional letter her husband wrote to her in rehab while ‘had to help her children forget her behaviour’
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Michelle Heaton burst into tears on Thursday’s episode of loose women while reading a letter her husband, Hugh Hanley, wrote to her while he was in rehab.
The singer, who has now been sober for 13 months, has spoken openly about her battle with drug and drinking addiction, reading the letter on the show.
Hugh’s emotional letter read: ‘Seeing you spiral in this way has been very difficult to deal with. I couldn’t talk to my best friend. You’ve left me embarrassed for you, but that was never you.
‘You make me ashamed of you’: Michelle Heaton broke down in tears on Loose Women on Thursday as she read an emotional letter her husband Hugh Hanley wrote to her in rehab
Hugh, who has been married to Michelle for 13 years, detailed how the singer’s actions were affecting his daughter Faith, 10, and son AJ, seven, adding: “I’ve also tried to help kids forget his behavior. He has turned you into a liar…
‘Your addictive behavior has hurt me so much’ Chelle, and you have become someone who cannot be trusted. Your behavior has stolen my wife and her mother’s children from me.
Sobbing as she reflected on her battle with drinking and drugs, Michelle said, “I don’t recognize that person.” I am a strong person. I can say no to things.
Rock Bottom: The 42-year-old Liberty X singer admitted she had ‘given up on life’ before seeking treatment at rehab last year (pictured in April 2021)
She continued: ‘Drinking was so exhausting. She occupied every waking moment. I have a very happy feeling of being now, and I just didn’t.
‘I had no respect for what was happening to my family. It’s embarrassing to say that sometimes they got in my way.
‘When the kids really needed a hug, I just wasn’t there for them… It wasn’t until I was sober, clean, that I was able to recognize how I was behaving. Then the guilt comes in.
Family: Michelle’s husband, Hugh, went on to detail how Michelle’s actions were affecting their children, daughter Faith, 10, and son AJ, seven (pictured last month).
She continued: ‘I was not present for anyone, I was not present for myself. I didn’t give them what they needed, which was love…no love at all.
‘When I went out and started navigating who I was again, so did the kids… They had to navigate who I was again. The children are very forgiving, they didn’t recognize how much pain I was in…yet they were navigating my reactions.’
Speaking of happier times, he added: ‘If someone told me nine months ago that I would feel free, happy… It’s still one day at a time.
‘I went to the Priory and had the 28-day addiction program. I was a dry drunk for many months. He was acting in many ways, irritable, irritable… he was manipulative.
‘Now I patronize people. I have a sponsor. I work very hard on recovery.
Michelle previously revealed that she didn’t go a day without alcohol for three years before entering rehab in April 2021.
She spent years drinking wine, vodka and brandy after her hysterectomy and mastectomy in 2014, due to carrying the BRCA2 gene, which means she would be at high risk of developing cancer.
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Happy: Michelle said she has worked hard on her relationship with husband Hugh, explaining, “I’m completely honest with Hugh now and he feels like he has his wife back.”