Myleene Klass opens up on miscarriage heartbreak in new documentary: I couldn't even say the word

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: Myleene Klass attends the
Myleene Klass said she felt lost and broken after suffering four miscarriages and couldn't even say the word. (Getty Images)

Myleene Klass has admitted she struggled to even say the word miscarriage after losing four pregnancies, admitting the experience "nearly broke me".

The 43-year-old musician and presenter opens up on her grief in new documentary entitled Myleene Klass: Miscarriage & Me for W, and hopes to break down the stigma around talking about pregnancy loss.

Klass said: “It is one word, but it is grief, it is trauma, it is sadness, it is fear. There must be a reason people can't say it.

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“I lost a lot of me. I couldn't talk about it for a year, I couldn't even say the word.”

The singer is mother to daughters Ava, 14, and 10-year-old Hero with first husband Graham Quinn and has a two-year-old son Apollo with her current partner Simon Motson.

But she suffered four miscarriages before Apollo was conceived and likened the PTSD she suffered to a soldier returning from war.

She said: "I have got my baby now but, God, I lost a lot of me. I think it nearly broke me.

“When you’ve been through miscarriage, you’ve been through a battle with your body. You’ve been to war and there are casualties.”

Myleene Klass and boyfriend Simon Motson attend the consecration parade for 617 Squadron's new standard at RAF Marham in Norfolk.
Myleene Klass with her fiance Simon Motson. (PA)

She said of her relationship with Motson: “I didn’t want to talk about it as I felt like I’d failed. I used to think he must be looking at me like, ‘Why can’t she just do this?’”

Earlier this year Klass - who has a regular Saturday Drivetime show on Smooth Radio - revealed she suffered a miscarriage while hosting the live radio show.

She said: “I was on air. I went to the loo while the music was playing and there was blood everywhere. I didn’t know what to do. I had one hour left of my show.”

Klass turned to friend and fellow radio presenter Lauren Laverne for the final hour of her show.

She said: “I rang Lauren Laverne and she said: ‘Do one link, take a breath, come out and call me.’ She got me through. I did the next link and called her. We counted the links.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: (L to R) Ava Bailey Quinn, Myleene Klass and Hero Harper Quinn attend the UK premiere of
Myleene Klass with daughters Ava abd Hero. (Getty Images)

“I would go out, sob and come back in, take a deep breath and speak. I don’t know what else I would have done. I was on air.”

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Klass - a classically trained pianist - rose to fame in 2001 after being picked as one of the winners of TV talent show Popstars and becoming a member of pop group Hear'Say.

She has gone on to appear in reality shows I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2006 and earlier this year was the first contestant to be eliminated from Dancing On Ice.

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