Michelle Heaton rushed to hospital following collapse

Liberty X star collapses with severe dehydration after £150 sushi meal gave her ‘Bali belly’.

MIchelle Heaton

by Kaya Terry |
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Michelle Heaton collapsed from severe dehydration and was rushed to hospital during her Balinese getaway.

The 40-year-old former Liberty X singer took to her Instagram stories to reveal she had fallen ill after dining out at a swanky sushi restaurant, which cost her £150, and ‘collapsed from severe hydration’ as she fell victim to food poisoning on her stunning getaway.

Taking to Instagram, Michelle said, “There wouldn't be a holiday Heaton-style unless something major happened.

“Last night I collapsed from severe dehydration. It just goes to show you need to drink lots of water.”

Liberty X - where are they now?


Liberty X - Where are they now?

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Michelle Heaton

After Liberty X split in 2007, it was reported Michelle signed a two album deal with the record label 19 Entertainment, owned by Simon Fuller. However, just two months later she revealed she had walked out on the deal, wanting to pursue a television career over music instead.

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Michelle Heaton

Michelle definitely chose the right career path as following her decision, her TV profile skyrocketed, becoming a judge on the Irish talent show You're A Star, a contestant on ITV's The Truth About Binge Drinking and in 2009, Michelle was announced as part of the line-up for Celebrity Big Brother, joining Hollywood legends La Toya Jackson and Verne Troyer. After her CBB stint, she joined The Apprentice in Ireland, coming second. The star then took out time from the spotlight, raising two children as well as undergoing a double mastectomy in 2012, followed by a hysterectomy in 2014. She has since become a staple on talk show panels, including Big Brother's Bit On The Side and Loose Women, as well as reuniting with Liberty X in 2012 and 2013 for a UK tour AND becoming a member of Atomic Kitten for a one-off gig in 2016. Michelle is also a vlogger.In May 2021, Michelle sought professional help after turning to alcohol to cope with the pressures of lockdown, her health issues and the death of her close friend, Nikki Grahame, earlier in the year.phew.

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Kevin Simm

Following the band disembarking, Kevin immediately announced he was to release solo music. However, he only released his music in Japan, becoming a huge hit there when his single Brand New reached number 12 in the charts.

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Kevin Simm

While Kevin did rejoin the band in 2013 for their reunion, he then returned to his day job as a wedding photographer. But he didn't turn his back on singing altogether, as three years later he auditioned for The Voice UK and won the competition under Ricky Wilson's mentoring, gaining a record deal. Kevin released his solo album, called Recover.Nowadays, Kevin is the new singer for 80s popband Wet Wet Wet and they've just released a new single, Back to Memphis. He's also dad to two adorable sons.

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Jessica Taylor

Just before the popular band's split, Jessica was a participant in Strictly Ice Dancing in 2005 (the show was short-lived) and then went on to star on Dancing on Ice in 2009, two years after the band parted ways. She came third, boosting her profile as a solo artist.

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Jessica Taylor

Since then, Jessica has appeared on various TV shows, including Hole In The Wall, The Chase and The Weakest Link. Jessica was also signed as the face and body of Diamond Boutique lingerie by Ultimo in 2009. However, she has mostly stayed out of the spotlight, marrying cricketer Kevin Pietersen in 2007 and welcoming two children.

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Tony Lundon

As the heartthrob of the band, Tony was offered many deals after the group's split, firstly accepting a presenting role in Ireland, hosting the quiz show TOAST. Yet, in 2010, Tony made a big career change and moved to New York to study film, before going on to found his own production company.

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Tony Lundon

Like his other bandmates, Tony returned to the UK for Liberty X's reunion tour, missing some of the rehearsals after his wife went into labour with twins. He now works as a producer, helping other celebs, like Made In Chelsea's Jamie Laing, with their YouTube channels. Maybe Michelle and Tony should reunite for a vlog?In May 2019 Tony's company won a Digiday award, and his Twitter bio says he's the CPO of 'social finance platform' AubitNetwork and the director of The Cell Production company. Not too shabby, eh?

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Kelli Young

Kelli kept out of the spotlight after the band split, only appearing on one other TV show in 2007, where she featured as a contestant on Britain Sings Christmas. She covered Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You.

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Kelli Young

Kelli made her TV comeback in 2013 for The Big Reunion but then disappeared again until 2017, when she became a guest panellist on Loose Women. Kelli gave birth to twins with Little Mix songwriter Iain James in 2012. What is it with the Liberty X gang having twins? In 2019 she starred as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother in panto in London's Shaw Theatre, and has now turned her attentions to songwriting.

The pop singer later posted a picture of her hooked up to an IV in hospital, before being released in a wheelchair and spending the night puking up.

She added, “My problem was I had Bali belly at the same time. I was dripped up to an IV and I'm much better now.”

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Michelle – who has children Faith, eight, and Aaron, five, with her personal trainer husband Hugh Hanley – later warned her fans about the dangers of food poisoning when you are in a foreign country and insisted her illness left her ‘not well at all’.

She continued, “Be careful what you eat and drink in foreign countries, especially the ice, because I was not very well at all.”

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The star jetted off on her idyllic getaway and stayed at the all-women luxury resort, Bliss Sanctuary for Women.

The star also visited a tattoo parlour whilst she was away on her solo trip and unveiled an intricate butterfly design on her wrist that had her two tots’ initials followed by the first name of her spouse, Hugh.

Captioning an image of her new ink, she wrote, “The last post explains this new little bit of artwork... bye bye Bali... you’ve been everything and then some… (sic)”

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