A UK radio host has opened up about the devastating experience of losing a pregnancy while presenting her radio program live on air.
Presenter and singer Myleene Klass has recently begun candidly sharing her struggles with pregnancy with fans, revealing she suffered four miscarriages between her second child Hero, nine, and her youngest Apollo, now one.
Now the 42-year-old has let fans in a little further, opening up about the horrifying moment she lost a pregnancy while presenting her radio program live.
Speaking with You Magazine, the mum reportedly struggled to hold back tears, as she described the moment she realised her third pregnancy in a row was ending.
“I was on air,” she explained. “I went to the loo while the music was playing and there was blood everywhere. I didn’t know what to do. I had one hour left of my show.”
She explained that she called close friend Lauren Laverne, a BBC Radio presenter of Desert Island Discs fame.
Myleene was then coached through the next hour by her friend, somehow continuing to present the show, taking it one ‘link’, or section, at a time.
“She got me through,” Myleene said.
“I would go out, sob and come back in, take a deep breath and speak,” she added. “I don’t know what else I would have done. I was on air.”
Myleene’s very candid interview comes after she shared her experience of miscarriage with fans on Instagram, revealing that she had suffered four in a row before she managed to carry to term with one-year-old Apollo.
The musician says she was inspired by Chrissy Teigan who shared her experience of losing a pregnancy with social media users in real-time late last year.
“On national babyloss-miscarriage day, @chrissyteigen gave me the courage to write,” she in October. “I am Mama to 7 babies, Ava, Hero, Apollo my rainbow baby and 4 little stars in the sky.”
In the post, she briefly outlined losing her first pregnancy at the airport, and the equally painful ones that followed.
“The third, I miscarried at work,” she wrote. “The fourth, the loo.”
The raw stories struck a chord deep with many women who commented on their own experiences on the post, something the mum hoped her sharing would spark.
“I know after my own [miscarriages] how I scoured the internet for stories similar to mine for peace, reassurance,” she wrote. “I hope this helps even one lost soul.”
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