S Club 7’s Hannah Spearritt shares health update ahead of Dancing on Ice debut

S Club 7’s Hannah Spearritt is taking part in Dancing on Ice. however, the former singer has shared a glimpse into her life and the health battle she has been on.

Hannah Spearritt health update Dancing on Ice
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Hannah Spearritt health update Dancing on Ice

Hannah Spearitt rose to fame in the popular 90s group S Club 7. The pop band split in 2003, then briefly got back together in 2014 and in 2023, some members of the group reunited for a UK tour.

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Sadly, the band will never be complete again as in 2023, Paul Cattermole died and the band paid tribute to him during their tour. Moreover, Hannah Spearritt decided to leave the tour after Cattermole’s death.

Now, she is joining this year’s Dancing on Ice. However, it hasn’t been an easy journey for Hannah since leaving S Club 7, indeed she has faced bankruptcy and homelessness and she recently revealed she has been battling an autoimmune disease.

Hannah Spearritt taking part in Dancing on Ice despite illness

Hannah Spearritt has been paired with Andy Buchanan as her Dancing on Ice pro skater. The show starts on Sunday, January 14 at 6.30 pm on ITV.

Speaking about how training has been going, Hannah revealed that it has been tough for her due to her autoimmune disease. She told Virgin Radio UK:

I've been ill quite a lot. So my biggest challenge has been getting a good run at being consistent with the skating because I've missed a lot. That really is my biggest challenge.

She added:

I seem to be in a good place right now. So hopefully, I can just keep building from this point.

Hannah recently spoke to Loose Women and revealed that her current treatment ‘was working well’ and her ‘body felt ready’ for the physical demands of Dancing on Ice.

How has Hannah Spearritt’s autoimmune disease affected her life?

As reported by Daily Mail, Hannah Spearritt has been dealing with an autoimmune disease which left her unable to cook for herself or even get on a train. Hannah doesn’t share what her autoimmune disease is, but her symptoms include chronic fatigue, brain fog and vertigo.

Hannah told Hello! Magazine that she wasn’t expecting her health to deteriorate as quickly as it had and that she had ‘no energy’:

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.

She then explained that this took a massive toll on her mental health as she had always been a very physical and sporty person’:

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.

Read more:

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Sources used:

Virgin Radio UK: ‘Dancing on Ice’s Hannah Spearritt reveals battling illness is her 'biggest challenge' in rehearsals’

Daily Mail: ‘Hannah Spearritt details her struggles with an autoimmune disease which left her unable to cook or get on a train as she discusses 'traumatic' year’

The Standard: ‘Dancing on Ice: Fans voice concern for Hannah Spearritt as she gives health update ahead of ITV show debut’

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