MICHELLE Heaton has spoken of her relief after she and her entire family have been given the all clear from coronavirus after testing positive last week.
The Liberty X star, 41, was devastated after her kids Faith, nine, Aaron, seven, and husband Hugh all tested positive – a month after she had her first Pfizer jab.
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Michelle and her family have tested negative for coronavirus after getting struck down with the bug last weekCredit: Michelle Heaton
Michelle urged people to go for their jabs after she contracted the virus, saying she could have been seriously ill if she hadn’t.
“It’s been so hard for the kids all year so I was so upset for them when it happened. But they coped so well and didn’t even feel ill.
“Hugh suffered more than me. Thank goodness I had had the Pfizer jab a month before, as I’ve got some underlying conditions – some I’ve talked about and some I haven’t – and it could well have been pretty bad for me.
Michelle has spoken about testing negative for the first time
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Michelle’s husband Hugh suffered more than her with the virusCredit: Michelle Heaton
She added: “So I wanted to talk about it as although yes I got jabbed and got it – I wasn’t at all ill. “
Michelle was stunned when her whole family contracted coronavirus.
The star, who has an underlying health condition, reassured her Instagram followers that her situation could have been worse if she hadn’t had her vaccine.
Sharing a smiley picture of her kids holding a rainbow picture, she wrote: “Yesterday we found out that ALL four of us are Covid positive, after being randomly selected last year as part of the Oxford trail we regularly get tested, negative every week, until now! (sic).
Michelle was relieved her kids were okCredit: Instagram
“We know we don’t need to alert the world lol , however, it’s an opportunity to praise the #NHS.”
Highlighting the top quality care the family had received, she took the opportunity to say thank you to the NHS and urged others to get the vaccine when they are able to.
She continued: “They spent the whole day reassuring us and meticulously covering all grounds of where one of us could have got it, also who could get it from us.
“Now that we have spoken to those who needed to be alerted … we wanted to say THANK YOU to the NHS! @nhsengland
She broke the news to her fans on Instagram last week
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“And to to say #getthejab.
“I had the (Pfizer) jab a month ago – PROVING (NOT that it doesn’t work) but that we must ALL still be careful!”
Warning her followers that they should remain vigilant despite the dropping numbers of both cases and deaths in the UK, Michelle said she might have ended up in hospital had she not had a jab.