Channel Nine’s Shelley Horton reveals why she ‘pretended to be happy’ on TV and would go home ‘belittling’ herself
TV star Shelley Horton opened up on Wednesday about faking her happiness on air while struggling depression and perimenopause.
The 48-year-old said she would go home, belittling herself for her TV performance after she got off work.
‘[Perimenopause] it affected me personally and my peri-induced depression and anxiety destroyed my work ethic,” she wrote on the 9Honey website.
TV star Shelley Horton, 48, (pictured) opened up on Wednesday about faking her happiness on air while battling depression and perimenopause
She continued: “I’d go on Channel Nine and pretend I was happy on TV, but I’d go home belittling myself for sounding stupid and telling myself I should probably leave before I get fired.
“I had six months of it before I sought help. After I got treatment, my world went back on its axis and I loved work again.
Shelley said that if she had been educated about menopause, “she wouldn’t have been miserable for six months.”
She said she would “go home belittling” herself for her performance on TV after she got off work. (Pictured talking about perimenopause on Today Extra)
This is not the first time she has opened up about her struggles with the condition.
Back in May, Shelley shared on Instagram one of the unpleasant symptoms she was dealing with when she uploaded a video of her bleeding eyes.
“Reason 476 why perimenopause sucks — you get dry, so when estrogen levels drop, women experience dryness,” she said.
Back in May, Shelley took to Instagram to share one of the unpleasant symptoms she was struggling with when she uploaded a video of her bleeding eyes
“Some women get dry skin, some get dry noses, what I’m getting right now is dry eyes.”
Concerned about the symptom, she visited an optometrist, who confirmed it was part of perimenopause — and her false eyelashes weren’t helping the situation.
“Now I have to use gel eye drops – not just the tear substitutes, the thick, lubricating gel eye drops, but also some hot compresses to soothe them,” she said.
Concerned about the symptom, she visited an optometrist who confirmed it was part of perimenopause – and her false eyelashes weren’t helping the situation
Shelley also laughed when she mentioned that her vagina feels like a “sandbox” as a result of perimenopause.
She ended the video by thanking “peri” and calling it “the gift that keeps on giving.”
Perimenopause refers to the time when the body makes the natural transition to menopause, marking the end of the reproductive years.
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Shelley also laughed when she mentioned that her vagina feels like a “sandbox” as a result of perimenopause
Channel Nine’s Shelley Horton reveals why she pretended to be happy on TV
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