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Health & Fitness Strictly's Michelle Visage reveals her daughter Lillie was suicidal during her battle with depression as she talks about her cancer scare and anorexia struggles

17:42  24 september  2019
17:42  24 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Michelle Visage has revealed that her daughter Lillie came close to suicide, as she candidly spoke about her own recent cancer scare and her battles with depression.

The Strictly Come Dancing star, 50, told OK! that Lillie, 19, 'lost a lot of her teenage years' due to battles with her mental health, but she's been 'on the other side' for three years thanks to medication and therapy.

Michelle - who also appeared on RuPaul's Drag Race since 2009 - went on to speak candidly about her own battles with anorexia as a teen, and admitted that her mum thought she would die of the disorder.

a couple of people posing for the camera: Candid: Michelle Visage has revealed that her daughter Lillie (pictured middle in 2017) came close to suicide as she battled depression © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Candid: Michelle Visage has revealed that her daughter Lillie (pictured middle in 2017) came close to suicide as she battled depression

Michelle shares daughter Lillie with her husband David Case, and they are also parents to daughter Lola, 19.

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The American judge admitted that while Lillie struggled to come to terms with her sexuality - and she know identifies as queer - she battled with depression as a teen.

The stage star admitted her mental health battles went on for years, adding: 'She's been three years on the other side now. I tend to take a holistic approach, so we tried everything before we realised we actually had to save her with medication and therapy.'

a group of people posing for the camera: Proud mum: The RuPaul's Drag Race star is mum to both Lillie (above far left) and Lola, 17 (far right) with husband David Case © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Proud mum: The RuPaul's Drag Race star is mum to both Lillie (above far left) and Lola, 17 (far right) with husband David Case a group of people wearing costumes: Glamorous: Michelle also spoke candidly about her own struggles with anorexia as a teen and her recent cancer scare, following her debut on Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Glamorous: Michelle also spoke candidly about her own struggles with anorexia as a teen and her recent cancer scare, following her debut on Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday

Michelle went on speak candidly about her own battles with an eating disorder, saying she would take laxatives to try and lose weight.

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She said: 'My mother was scared to death that I was going to die. It's a tough thing to hate the skin you're in.'

But the American reality star said that over the years she's learned to love her sensational curves, but still struggles with her insecurities.

a close up of a newspaper: Open: Michelle revealed that as a teen her adoptive mother feared that she would die of an eating disorder, and it's taken her many years to love her body © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Open: Michelle revealed that as a teen her adoptive mother feared that she would die of an eating disorder, and it's taken her many years to love her body

And after revealing that she suffered a cancer scare just days before she jetted to England to take part in Strictly, Michelle confirmed that she had been given the all clear by doctors.

The star had previously shared that she had Hashimoto's disease, which is a condition that gradually destroys the thyroid gland.

Her battle with the condition eventually led to her having her breast implants removed earlier this year.

Michelle added: 'It’s not cancer, thank God. I got the report that it was benign the day I was coming to England for Strictly.'

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It comes as Michelle finally took to the Strictly dance-floor for her debut performance with pro Giovanni Pernice.

The pair delighted viewers and the panel with their energetic routine, and earned a solid 30 points out of 40.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday 28th September at 6:40pm on BBC One.

Michelle Visage, Stanislav Ianevski posing for a picture: Glamorous: On Saturday Michelle will once again take to the Strictly dancefloor with her professional partner Giovanni Pernice © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Glamorous: On Saturday Michelle will once again take to the Strictly dancefloor with her professional partner Giovanni Pernice Read more

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