Hannah Spearritt recently came out about her health issues and revealed why she left S Club 7.
The 42-year-old singer was about to go on a reunion tour with her ex-bandmates – Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O’Meara, and Rachel Stevens – until Cattermole died in April at the age of 46.
Shortly after his death, Hannah, who had been in a relationship with Cattermole for five years in the noughties, revealed that she would not be accompanying the other Reach For The Stars hitmakers on their 2024 tour after all.
Given their history, Hannah’s departure from the band was assumed to be due to sadness, but in December she revealed an autoimmune health issue she’s been fighting for the previous several years, making her unable to cook at one point.
On today’s edition of Loose Women, the mother-of-two discussed her health issues and her decision to leave S Club 7 ahead of her appearance on Dancing on Ice on January 14.
‘S Club 7 unfortunately will never, ever be the same again and it just unfortunately wasn’t the right time for me to continue,’ she told the ITV panel of Nadia Sawalha, Christine Lampard, Katie Piper, and Joanna Page.
‘Is doing Dancing On Ice a sort of part of that, to get well physically, mentally?’ Nadia asked.
‘Yeah. I mean I didn’t know that I was going to be doing it at that time, and, yeah, my health was sort of…’ Hannah replied, trailing off.
‘It was struggling a bit with different symptoms and I went to see this doctor who actually put me onto this new treatment.’
She continued: ‘I went to see him and the treatment was working really well. But then, my body was ready for exercise and I was like, “Okay, what can we do?”
‘It’s been great for anxiety because you have to focus. I can’t be thinking about my phone or anything,’ she added.
Katie, an activist and broadcaster, asked Hannah where she draws her strength from, and the Bring It All Back hitmaker answered, “My family.” You keep going.
Hannah went into depth about her health situation, stating that her energy levels were’so low’ and that she wasn’t at her best.
Hannah spoke honestly with Hello! Magazine last month, describing her severe exhaustion, brain fog, and vertigo symptoms.
Her problems began in 2013 after getting breast implants. She and her husband, Adam Thomas, feel the issue was caused by two miscarriages in 2022 and stress.
She told the publication: ‘I don’t think I realised how much I’d deteriorated because it happened so gradually, I had no energy and couldn’t even get on a train or cook dinner.
‘That affected my mental health, too, because I’ve always been a physical and sporty person, it’s only when you get better and can do things you love again that you realise how bad things were.’
Back in October, Hannah spoke to The Sun about her reasons for leaving the band.
‘I was extremely excited – we all were – to get back as a seven. But then Paul died and everything changed. It gave me time to reflect on whether it was the right thing for me to do,’ she said.
Cattermole and Hannah dated from 2001 till 2006, three years after the band broke up.
They resumed their romance after a 2015 reunion, but eventually split up again.
Hannah has two daughters, Tea (four) and Tora (three), with her husband Adam Thomas.
Source My Celebrity Life.