Andrea McLean Opens Up About Almost Giving Up When Battling With A Rare Blood Disease

Being devoted to one project for 20 years requires a lot of motivation, strengths, and dedication. And these seem to be all those features Andrea McLean can boast about. Recently, she’s celebrated 20 years of being on TV.

Her Loose Women colleagues have decided to congratulate her during the show. They reminded her of the times she had started her career as weather forecast presenter. Everything has changed, but Andrea has remained as beautiful as she was back then, and her colleagues didn’t stop repeating that. Here's a video of how they celebrated the anniversary on TV. 

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Over that time, Andrea has gone through so much, but she doesn’t get tired of sharing her experience with others, hoping it might help other women fight their battles.

She’s been diagnosed with a terrifying blood disease that could put an end to her entire life. Andrea felt terribly back then, but she still went to work and stood in front of the cameras despite being worn-down. Her receding hair was hidden with the help of hair extensions, and sanitary pads were stuck to her armpits.

But it was the time when she realized it’s time to live. Since then, her life has never been fuller. Andrea had undergone surgery, and the affected area was removed. And here’s the wisdom she realized back then:

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I needed to face up to the reality I held myself back subconsciously because I was scared. And with the threat of serious illness hanging over me, I now knew that I couldn’t hold myself back any longer. I didn’t want to look back on my life and wish I’d been brave enough to do something that was within my power to do, but a fear of failure held me back.

Her family and her husband, Nick Feeney, have become her biggest supporters in her battle with the disease. And the happy pictures on Instagram are the visual proof.

There’s nothing but our family to support us when we need it the most.

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