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Loose Women star Denise Welch fights back tears as Kéllé Bryan opens up on lupus battle

The former 90's pop-star was diagnosed with the auto-immune disease in 2000

Loose Women star Denise Welch was left in tears as co-host Kéllé Bryan opened up on her health battle.

The 62-year-old presenter appeared on the ITV show today, alongside Kéllé, Andrea McLean and Carol McGiffin.

During the show, Kéllé spoke openly about the struggles of living with cerebral lupus.

Denise Welch was left in tears as Kéllé Bryan discussed her ongoing health struggles on Loose Women (Credit: ITV)

What did Kéllé Bryan say on Loose Women?

As well as going into detail on her condition, the Hollyoaks actress shared an emotional clip from the beginning of her battle where she struggled to speak.

Kéllé also explained she now keeps her health in check by undergoing chemotherapy infusions.

Where I have come from since 2016 is a massive long journey.

She said: “It was actually last week, Friday, I had my last truxima infusion.

“I have one every six months, which keeps my disease under control and enables me to live a practically normal life.

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“Which I am really grateful, because I am in a position where I can live a pretty much normal life.

“But obviously where I have come from since 2016 is a massive long journey.”

They then played clips of Kéllé battling with her speech, including one from a previous appearance on Loose Women.

The heart wrenching videos left Denise in tears as she sat alongside her co-stars in the studio.

Denise was left in tears after watching the emotional clips (Credit: ITV)

How did Loose Women viewers react?

Kéllé was praised by viewers for opening up about her personal struggles.

Taking to Twitter, one wrote: “What an inspirational amazing woman @kellebryan is #Lupus #LooseWomen.”

Another said: “Watching that clip on Kelle just broke my heart #LooseWomen.”

A third added: “Omg, you are all an inspiration! So moving today to hear your stories and thank you so much for sharing them with us. I cried along with you @RealDeniseWelch.”

Kéllé Bryan’s health condition

Last year, Kéllé bravely addressed her health struggles on Loose Women.

Speaking about how she had to start again following the illness, she said: “I had cerebral lupus… I lost the ability to speak, to read, to write and movement and coordination.

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“I’m diagnosed with lupus but the lupus was on my brain, which means I had cerebral lupus, I then had a stroke.

“I lost three days of my life where I don’t remember anything at all.”

The former Eternal singer concluded: “Nobody should take their health for granted because you can always be alright today and then tomorrow something happens.”

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