Gabby Logan discusses challenges in her marriage after husband Kenny's prostate surgery

Gabby and Kenny Logan
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Gabby Logan has candidly discussed her sex life with husband Kenny, admitting she 'wasn't patient' after he struggled with performance issues following his prostate removal.

Former rugby star Kenny Logan, aged 52, faced a cancer diagnosis in February 2022 and subsequently had surgery. BBC presenter Gabby has courageously spoken out about their intimate challenges to highlight the condition and its possible consequences, such as erectile dysfunction.

On The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, Gabby shared: "It's Kenny and I talking frankly about what was going to happen. Because there is a big risk of functionality and not being there. Erectile function can be massively affected and it might not come back. Kenny was very lucky and eventually it did, but it took a while. His wife wasn't as patient as she might have been."

Further expressing her reasons for being open, she said: "I think the reason why I wanted to talk about it candidly was because, of course, if you've been together with somebody for a long time, and that's a big part of your relationship then it is something that is going to affect the dynamics.

"It's huge. I'm trying not to use the wrong words. It's huge. He was obviously wanting us to be the couple that we were before and obviously was facing up to this potential huge physical change."

Kenny and Gabby, who have been happily married for over 22 years and share two children, have previously spoken about the impact of Kenny's illness and treatment on their relationship.

The 51-year-old former rugby star, who earned 70 caps playing for Scotland, has shared that his wife expected the passion in their relationship to be reignited "immediately" after his operation, reports the Mirror.

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Gabby Logan with her husband Kenny -Credit:Getty Images

He revealed that she expressed frustration, saying "it's not working, it's not working", which took a toll on his confidence as he felt she "didn't even give me a chance".

According to Cancer Research UK, an estimated 76 per cent of men treated for prostate cancer experience erectile dysfunction. "You are good, but you want things to happen immediately," Kenny said.

"When we first tried to have sex after the [operation], Gabby said, 'Oh, it's not working, that's it, it's not working, it's not working'. You didn't even give me a chance. What actually happened from that was my confidence went rock bottom. It was like, 'Oh my god'. Every time I saw her in the bedroom I turned around and walked out. Sometimes you've just got to give a man a little bit of time."

From a woman's perspective, Gabby admitted that "obviously it was quite tough at the beginning".

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