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Myleene Klass: ‘I had a miscarriage while working as a radio presenter but finished the show’

Myleene Klass has revealed that she suffered a fourth miscarriage while in the middle of presenting her radio show, but forced herself to stay on air.

The singer and presenter said she realised she’d lost her child while in the toilet during a break, and called friend and fellow presenter Lauren Laverne to support her through the rest of the show.

Klass – mother to daughters Ava, 13, and Hero, nine, and son Apollo, 17 months – recalled the experience to You magazine. 

She said: “I was on air. 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.

“I rang Lauren Laverne and she said: ‘Do one link, take a breath, come out and call me.’

“She got me through. I did the next link and called her… I would go out, sob and come back in, take a deep breath and speak. I don’t know what else I would have done. I was on air.”

The former Hear’Say singer has previously spoken of her baby loss, revealing last October that she had suffered four miscarriages and hoped sharing her experiences would help “even one lost soul”.

In a post to mark national babyloss-miscarriage day on 15 October, she wrote on Instagram: “I am Mama to 7 babies, Ava, Hero, Apollo my rainbow baby and 4 little stars in the sky.

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“I know after my own MC’s how I scoured the internet for stories similar to mine for peace, reassurance. I hope this helps even one lost soul.”

Myleene, 42, suffered her first miscarriage 10 weeks into the pregnancy while on holiday with her partner Simon Motson, shortly after they began trying for a baby. The second time was a missed miscarriage and the fourth happened while at work.

Speaking of her devastation at the first time, Klass said: “Losing my first baby was howling at the moon territory, because the pain is just so guttural.

“You feel like everything has failed. Walking out of that hospital I felt so lonely and empty.”

Klass admitted the doctor’s took no chances when she fell pregnant with her son, Apollo, in late 2018.

“I blew up. I put on four-and-a-half stone by the time I gave birth and I am quite petite. I had to take progesterone and hormones that would keep the baby in, ” she added.

“The doctors never knew what the problem was, which was more upsetting, so they threw everything at me.”

Klass gave birth to Apollo in August 2019 and said she hopes her experiences will support other women going through something similar.

“To my friends and Mamas who have experienced this, you are the strongest women I know,” Klass posted on Instagram.

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