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This Celeb Was Hospitalised While People Were Body-Shaming Her

Megan McKenna has coeliac disease and had just been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome while trolls were calling her a "skinny rat".

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Megan McKenna – Essex reality TV royalty and now country music star – has always been open and honest about the fact she has coeliac disease.

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During her time on Celebrity Big Brother she revealed how life-changing the condition is: "It's a serious thing. I can't have any wheat or gluten at all. I can only snack on ham and cheese, I could end up in hospital otherwise." She's also said coeliac disease is the reason she's "so slim".

However, that hasn't stopped her becoming the victim of body-shaming trolls constantly telling her she's "too skinny".

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Things reached a peak earlier this summer while Megan was out in Nashville filming her reality show There's Something About Megan and holidaying in Las Vegas.

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After sharing these two photos on Instagram, she was bombarded with abuse, with people calling her a "skinny rat" and a bad role model.

But now she's elaborated on her comments, revealing that she was actually in hospital while she was being targeted with abuse.

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Speaking to The Sun, Megan said:

Everyone knows I'm a Coeliac, and I've just been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. I was so ill with my belly before I went to Nashville and I was in and out of hospital. No one knew what was wrong with me, so yes I was thin as I was unwell.

She went on to reveal just how serious the condition can be.

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Megan said:

People need to realise I'm always going to have problems with this and not troll me. Coeliac disease is a serious thing and it's life changing. It can lead to bowel cancer if you don't control your diet. I eat enough. I just had a roast dinner, I scoff food and it's not my fault I can't keep it in me. I was really ill growing up as my body was rejecting everything.

But Megan has now revealed that she's concerned about the abuse they then receive as a result of sticking up for her.

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She said:

The trolling annoys me, but it doesn’t affect me. What I worry about is the young girls on my page who stick up for me and then get abuse themselves. I've gone on some of [the trolls'] pages and they're people with kids. I'd like to know how they'd feel if someone was doing that to their daughter.

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