Dannii says she thought she was going to die before emergency surgery last year
Dannii Minogue has revealed she thought she was going to die after battling illness for a year.
The former X Factor judge was struck down with a thyroid condition that left her unable to climb the stairs, followed by a burst appendix that resulted in emergency surgery.
At a charity lunch in Melbourne, Dannii revealed to Australia’s Herald Sun Newspaper how she begged her doctor to admit her to the hospital: ‘It was Easter weekend in London and I was scrunched up in a tiny ball because of the agony,’ she said.
‘I rang the GP and said, ‘If you don’t do something I will die. The pain was beyond anything – worse than giving birth to my son Ethan.’
Dannii Minogue has admitted that the birth of her first child Ethan was ‘like nothing (she’d) ever experienced.’
‘I had a difficult labour because Ethan was in a difficult position – he was posterior, so for 20 hours I was in labour’
It was after childbirth that Dannii developed her thyroid problem: ‘I was holding Ethan in my arms and thinking, ‘Why can’t I walk up the stairs?’ she said.
‘Everything felt so hard and I was losing more and more and more weight.
‘It happens to a lot of women after they have a baby, I’m told. It’s a lot of pressure on your body. It’s like half a year where you don’t feel like you are in your own body. But I’m feeling good now and I’m just starting to feel normal again.‘