Gemma Collins admits she thought she was 'dying' as she shares health scare

Gemma Collins opened up about her health on This Morning
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Gemma Collins has candidly shared her harrowing experience when she first encountered urinary incontinence, believing she was at death's door.

The incident came to light during a segment on This Morning, where the reality TV icon discussed her health scare with presenters Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary.

Alison probed into Gemma's realisation of her condition, which Gemma traced back to an outing at a trampoline park with her family.

She recounted the moment, saying: "Off we go trampolining, you know I love the fun! So I was like come on, Auntie Gem is here let's do this. Start jumping and all of a sudden the floodgates opened."

Mid-jump, panic struck as she wondered, "I'm in mid-air and I'm like, am I dying?" While minor leaks had occurred before when coughing, nothing compared to what happened that day, reports the Mirror.

Continuing her story, Gemma said: "I'm jumping mid-air, I thought, 'Am I pregnant? Are the waters breaking? This is a joke."

Recounting the episode to the ITV hosts, Gemma revealed it took place around April and nearly brought her to tears.

Determined not to dampen the spirits of the children, she continued: "This is just shocking, I went to the loo and it was water. I was just like, I'm going to die. I need an operation, something has happened to me. I'm so embarrassed I've not even had kids yet, how has this happened?"

Despite her lack of maternal experience, Gemma noted that her friends who were mothers had gone through similar episodes, leaving her utterly distraught.

She went on to say: "I remember going home, my fiance wanted to go for dinner that night, I was just feeling so low. I went to the bathroom and started crying. I was like, 'my life is over'. It was just so bad."

After doing some research, Gemma discovered that one in 55 percent of women in the UK are experiencing the same thing.

Since then, the 43 year old has been doing pelvic floor exercises which she said have been crucial.

Gemma added: "My life has changed since then, I do everything now. I have almost reversed my incontinence by 95 per cent by doing my pelvic floors."