Loose Women's Coleen Nolan announces "big, life changing news" as stars rush to support her

Television star Coleen Nolan has revealed a "life changing" decision she has made recently.

Loose Women panelist and former The Nolans singer, Coleen Nolan, has revealed a "lifechanging" decision she has made in the past few weeks.

In a video shared to Instagram with the caption "It had to take something like this for me to realise…", Coleen, 58, revealed that she has for once and for all quit smoking.

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Blackpool born Coleen told her 346k followers:  "I have big news. Big, life-changing news for me.

"For those who know me, I have been a heavy smoker and I've tried everything over the years - the patches, vaping, tablets, everything - and nothing's kind of worked."

Coleen Nolan has announced she has finally quit smoking after years of trying. (credit Getty/@coleen_nolan on Instagram)Coleen Nolan has announced she has finally quit smoking after years of trying. (credit Getty/@coleen_nolan on Instagram)
Coleen Nolan has announced she has finally quit smoking after years of trying. (credit Getty/@coleen_nolan on Instagram) | Getty/@coleen_nolan on Instagram

The mum of three continued: "However, just recently I got really, really, really ill with a very severe chest infection - could not breathe geniunely. For a good few days, I was struggling to breathe.

"I went to a specialist, he was talking about COPD, emphysema and guess what? Light bulb moment. 'What are you doing Coleen?' And since that day two weeks ago, I haven't had a cigarette and guess what? I don't want one! I don't want to smoke because life is too precious.

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"And when I was there thinking, 'oh I can'y breathe during this', my first thought was 'I'm not gonna be able to be the grandparent I wanna be when my kids have kids. I just won't won't be able to do anything'."

Coleen then ended the video by saying: "To anyonone out there that's sturggling, I'm with you, I know it's difficuly but if I can give up, anyone can!"

The comment section underneath the video was filled with people congratulating Coleen and sharing their own experiences of quitting smoking.

Coleen's fellow Loose Women panellists also reacted to the news with Denise Welch writing "What????", Kelle Bryan commenting "Sooooo proud of you and what a different it has made already", and Katie Piper adding: "Good for you". Other comments came from Blue's Antony Costa who wrote "Fair play Col 👏"; Love Island's Shaughna Phillips who said "you are goals Coleen!" ; This Morning's Dr Zoe Williams who wrote "Im so proud of you"; and Talent Agent Melanie Blake who commented: "Well done ❤️"

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