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Dame Kelly Holmes has revealed that she is 'really, really struggling' and has been suffering from bad mental health - leaving her unable to do sport for three months.
The two-time Olympic gold medallist, 52, has been open about her battles with mental health and the pressure she felt on her wellbeing while keeping her sexuality a secret for over 30 years.
And in recent months Kelly, who is now a panellist on Loose Women, has felt an even greater pressure on her mental health 'for lots of reasons' - admitting to her co-stars that she is finding dealing with things very difficult at the moment.
When asked where stress comes out of her body, Kelly said on the talk show on Friday morning: 'I think there's a big correlation between mental wellbeing and physical wellbeing. I get it in cold sores.
'I've been really ill this year - everybody has this perception that I'm this Superwoman because of my sporting attributes but no.
'I've been really under pressure mentally for lots of reasons and it comes out in my body for sure.
'I've had the worst back problems, I was in hospital yesterday having steroid injections in my back. Every illness that's come out - as soon as I get Covid, I'm ill. I've got this chest infection, I'm ill. Cold sores, the lot.
Tough: Dame Kelly Holmes has revealed that she is 'really, really struggling' and has been suffering from bad mental health - leaving her unable to do sport for three months
Success story: The two-time Olympic gold medallist, 52, (pictured winning the 1500m in Athens 2004) has been open about her battles with mental health and the pressure she felt on her wellbeing while keeping her sexuality a secret for over 30 years
'When people are stressed, by whatever means, it comes out in their physical being.'
Hosting the panel, Kaye Adams says to Kelly: 'It must be hard for you though being that you've had a lifetime of being perceived as Superwoman, and you probably had taken great pride in your health to a certain extent.'
Kelly adds: 'It really affects me, it really affects my mental health.
'Mental health isn't a buzzword, I've been talking about it since 2005.'
She went on to explain that sport has been her saviour in keeping her wellbeing in check - but because of the stress she has recently felt manifesting itself into ill physical