Michelle Heaton shares more harrowing photos from heartbreaking addiction battle
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Michelle Heaton has shared some worrying images from the height of her addiction battle.
The Liberty X singer shared some heartbreaking photos from her well-known battle with alcohol and drugs.
The former Popstars contestant, 42, posted the snaps to give awareness to fans while writing a heartfelt message describing the effects of her three-year booze and cocaine binge.
The images showed her with puffy and bloodshot eyes, as well as happier photos of her with her family, as she welcomed the government's efforts and their plans to tackle addiction.
She captioned the post: "I welcome any efforts by governments to address this issue that affects too many families.
"Tackling the suppliers and helping those in addictions is amazing. I’m so pleased to hear of the extra treatment places, they are sorely needed.
"I’ll be honest – I didn’t have the money to get help, friends and family lent me that and I possibly wouldn’t be here now had they not as I needed the treatment within days.
"I’m hoping I’ll hear the word education lots in the coming days… Early education in schools is sorely needed and this is something I really feel strongly about."
"It affects people in poverty and people with money," she said. "Once an addict we will stop at NOTHING to get the next hit, fix, high! Whatever that may be."
She also continued to give a paragraph that explained her situation in third-person: "Michelle Heaton, age 42 no bad upbringing didn’t grow up in poverty & certainly no middle class issues and never set out to be an addict.
"I never knew what an addict was until I almost died. Had you given me a warning or called me up and fined me when I was in the madness I wouldn’t have stopped.
"Information, the meetings and the 12 step programme got me sober! And guess what? It’s free! My passion now is giving back and helping others get sober and clean."
Friends and fans flocked to the comment section to support the star, with former X Factor contestant Katie Waissel saying: "So incredibly put, so bravely shared, so transparently written, and all just so selflessly, with the intent to not just raise awareness but to make the right changes in navigating the information shared with our future generations.
"I uplift you, I applaud you, I stand with you, and last but not least, thank you! Your voice is heard and your heart is felt."
Former Hear'Say singer Suzanne Shaw also praised Michelle, writing: "Great post."
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