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MICHELLE Heaton's early menopause plunged not just her but her husband into "dark times", she has revealed.

Gateshead-born Michelle and her husband Hugh Hanley have opened up about how the symptoms affected their lives in a report for BBC Radio 5 Live. She's spoken openly in the past about her own struggles with menopause, which hit her at the age of 35, after she underwent surgery to have her ovaries removed. It left the singer battling insomnia and finding herself "screaming and crying for no reason".

And the couple have now addressed the subject of menopause from a man's perspective.

In her report, Michelle, now 39, took Hugh to meet other men whose partners were going through particularly difficult menopauses. He said: "I'm not overly open, but listening to the other guys talk is quite insightful because it's not something you go (into) with mates at work or in the gym. You don't sit down and go, 'How's your missus getting on with menopause?."' Michelle also speaks to a menopause counsellor and campaigner about how education can help couples.

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 8, 2019
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