Chris Hughes has revealed he's frozen his sperm after suffering a health scare as a teenager.
The Love Island star, 25, confessed he took the action at the age of 20 as infertility runs in the males in his family and he was left concerned after being diagnosed with varicocele - a mass of varicose veins in the spermatic cord.
Appearing on Thursday's Loose Women, he spoke candidly about his health woes, going on the show after he hit out at Georgia May Foote for supposedly lying about dating him.
Honest: Appearing on Thursday's Loose Women, Chris Hughes, 25, revealed he had frozen his sperm after suffering a health scare as a teenager and fertility problems in the familyiPhone transfer software
Discussing his health woes, Chris revealed: 'I had to examine myself when I was 14, it was a build-up of vein on my left testicle. I noticed them but didn't say anything.'
Despite spotting the abnormality, the reality star admitted he was too 'embarrassed' to see a doctor until he turned 20, who then told him that he also had hydrocele (swelling) in his right testicle.
The star then made the decision to freeze his sperm and went under the knife to deal with the issues.
'It took three operations to get that sorted,' he revealed. 'It started with keyhole and that didn't work. Then they cut into my ribs and coiled the veins from my kidney but that didn't work so then they just cut straight through the pubic region and then coiled them.'
Ouch: Chris spoke candidly about his health woes, going on the show after he hit out at Georgia May Foote for supposedly lying about dating him
Chris revealed his fertility concerns also stem from the experiences his family had, explaining: 'My brother had his sperm frozen and he is now completely infertile but he had a miracle child so, for him, he never thought he'd be able to have one.
'Then he had one and they tried for a second and spent thousands of pounds going private and stuff and unfortunately it didn't work.
'My cousin had testicular cancer so we are a family with problems in that region so I would definitely encourage people be precautionary.'
Taking action: The Love Island star, 25, confessed he took action at the age of 20 as infertility runs in the males in his family and he was