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11th Jun 2016

Michelle Heaton shares tactless NHS letter written after her hysterectomy

Extremely insensitive.

Cathy Donohue

The definition of blunt.

Michelle Heaton took to Instagram today to share a letter she received from the NHS following the hysterectomy procedure she had in 2014.

The letter, shared on the former Liberty X star’s Instagram account read:

“We have been advised that your name should be removed from the list of women eligible for cervical screening.

“This is because your medical records indicate that you do not have, or no longer have, a cervix.

“I am therefore writing to confirm that you will no longer receive invitations for screening.

“If you believe this information is incorrect and you should still be called for screening, please contact this office as soon as possible”.

Michelle posted a screen grab of said letter to Instagram with the caption:

“Well.. I do love the#NHS .. But maybe there’s a reason why it’s #NHSDIRECT

“A simple human emotion like “I’m sorry to hear that…” Would have made this so much better for me to read”.

A photo posted by Michelle Heaton (@wonderwomanshel) on

Multiple fans and Instagram users shared their support for the mother of two under the post, which was shared this morning.

Two years ago, Michelle had a hysterectomy during which her womb, cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes were removed.

The 36-year-old made the decision after finding out she had inherited the BRCA2 gene, which means a higher risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer.