Geordie Shore star, Charlotte Crosby, has revealed that she recently suffered an ectopic pregnancy which has left her fearful that she may never be able to have children.
Speaking during an exclusive interview with Heat magazine, the reality TV star explained that she began experiencing pain during the filming of Geordie Shore: Big Birthday Battle last month.
Reflecting on her thoughts at the time, Charlotte said: "I thought I had a really bad period because I was bleeding and cramping – I can't describe the pain, it was awful."
After four days, Charlotte's pain intensified and the reality star ended up collapsing before being admitted to hospital, saying: "I didn't know what the hell was going on and I was in so much pain."
"Then the X-ray showed how much damage had been caused," she explained. "Because I'd left it a week, it'd torn open my fallopian tube and I was bleeding internally."
Charlotte underwent emergency surgery and explained that her medical team left her in no doubt about the severity of her situation, saying: "He said: 'If you'd have left it any longer, you could have died.'"
The star, who has been in an on/off relationship with co-star Gary Beadle since Geordie Shore launched in 2011, admits that she's frightened the surgery will have lasting effects on her fertility.
In a very admirable move, Charlotte decided to donate her fee for the interview to the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust and St. John and Elizabeth Hospice.