Sue Cleaver, best known for her appearance on ‘I’m A Celebrity,’ made a candid appearance on the talk show ‘Loose Women’ today, where she opened up about a challenging year of health issues.
Addressing rumors that weight loss gummy companies had attributed her transformation to their products, Sue unequivocally refuted these claims, explaining that her weight loss was a result of a tumultuous year of poor health.
“I did lose weight last year; I gave up alcohol and participated in ‘I’m A Celebrity,'” Sue began, clarifying, “This year, I have not lost weight through any diet at all,” as she shared the details of her recent health struggles. You can watch the video below for Sue’s firsthand account of her ordeal.
“I’ve had a really bad year,” Sue continued. “I had a hysterectomy in March, and just a few weeks ago, I ended up in A&E. It was a scary, scary time. I had surgery and ended up in intensive care.”
Despite her health challenges, the 59-year-old actress revealed that she has been receiving compliments about her appearance, which, she clarified, she has not actively sought to change: “I’ve been seriously, seriously ill, but I look amazing!” she said.
Sue went on to express her current efforts to regain lost weight, stating, “I’m trying to put on weight at the minute. I want to put weight back on.” She candidly shared that as someone who has grappled with weight-related issues in the past, comments about her weight, even if well-intentioned, can be difficult to handle.
The ‘I’m A Celebrity’ contestant also took to Instagram to dispel the claims of using diet gummies.
Sue received an outpouring of support from fans, who expressed gratitude for her transparency, with comments like, “Thanks so much, Sue, for clearing that up; you are a star,” and, “So glad you clarified that and happy you’re okay.”
This isn’t the first time Sue Cleaver’s weight has generated public attention. Last year, during her stint in the jungle, observers noted her slimmer figure, to which Sue responded by emphasizing that her weight is not a priority for her.
“Life is hard enough!” she told Prima. “There’s always going to be outside pressure and unfair expectations placed on women, but I refuse to get pulled into it,” she asserted.
Sue Cleaver’s journey to recovery is well underway, and she has been enjoying her time with friends like Mike Tindall.
She concluded, “That’s why I’ll never promote anything weight-related, and it’s why I’d always rather compliment somebody on their smile or their outfit, rather than their weight. Let’s just let women be women – we have enough difficulties and struggles as it is.”