Fashion designer, model and presenter Alexa Chung has revealed to her fans she is suffering with endometriosis
The 35-year-old uploaded a series of posts to her Instagram account having treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
She captioned one of the images: “I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as a member, but here I am. #endometriosisclub #partytime #woohoo #lifelongmembership #sorryifyouhaveittooitsucks #endometriosisawareness.”
The post received more than 64,000 likes and garnered more than 1,000 comments.
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb (endometrium) is found elsewhere, usually in the pelvis around the womb, on the ovaries, tubes, ligaments holding the pelvic organs in place as well as occasionally the bowel or bladder.
It can affect up to one in ten women and can vary massively in severity. It is more common in women with a family history in their mother or sister. When this tissue is found within the muscle of the womb it’s called adenomyosis.
Alexa, who launched her own fashion line in 2016, also posted a humorous caption on an image of her wearing a hospital gown
She said: “This sexy lil number was completely open at the back and made from the finest printed cotton poplin. Ties and trims are grosgrain ribbon. One size fits all. Stunning bracelet made from digital print paper and sellotape (every bangle made to order).”
In recent years celebrities have been much more open about their struggle with infertility and fertility-related conditions, including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome(PCOS), adenomyosis and endometriosis.