Written by Melanie Burton, June 1, 2016

Grab the tissues, because this story will have you in tears.

Geordie Shore‘s Charlotte Crosby has opened up in an emotional interview with Heat magazine, confessing that she recently suffered an ectopic pregnancy and had to have an emergency operation, after falling pregnant with ex-boyfriend Gary ‘Gaz’ Beadle‘s baby.

The heartbreaking incident happened last month while Gaz was away filming Ex On The Beach, and Charlotte was filming the Geordie Shore: Big Birthday Battle. Char admits that she had no idea she was pregnant, she just thought she had heavy period pains.

“I thought I had a really bad period because I was bleeding and cramping – I can’t describe the pain, it was awful,” Charlotte explains, adding that it felt like she was “being stabbed in the side.” Poor Char!

An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb – usually in the fallopian tube – meaning the baby can’t develop, while putting the mother’s health in severe danger!

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Charlotte breaks down in the interview with Heat

It was only when she arrived at the St John and Elizabeth Hospital in London that she found out she was pregnant, and doctors rushed her surgery, telling her she was very lucky to be alive! Holding back tears, Char admits that she collapsed after being put in the wheelchair to be taken to theatre. So scary!

“I didn’t know what the hell was going on and I was in so much pain,” she explains. “Then the X-ray showed how much damage had been caused. Because I’d left it a week, it’d torn open my fallopian tube and I was bleeding internally. The doctor said: “If you’d have left it any longer, you could have died.”

Char’s now understandably worried she won’t be able have children in the future because of the extensive damage that was caused.

The 25-year-old reality star explained that at the time, things were going really well between herself and Gaz. “We’d had a couple of fall-outs, but we were the closest we’d ever been,” she says.

In the interview, Char admits that she’d come off of her contraceptive pill, because she hadn’t had time to renew the prescription. She says she took the morning after pill, but by that time it was too late.

Back in April, Char shared pictures on Insta of herself in a hospital bed suffering from a mystery illness, which was in fact the devastating ectopic pregnancy.

At the time, a statement released by her rep said: “Due to ill health Charlotte Crosby has been signed off from work by her Doctor. Therefore all events have been postponed. We will reschedule as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

She’d hinted that she’d been feeling unwell by posting Tweets like: “You really couldn’t write this past week I’ve had…….. Wow,” and “In need of some good news today.”

After she bravely revealed her experience on Tuesday, Charlotte posted an uplifting quote on her Insta page.

“She refused to let it break her. She faced tragedy, she felt pain and it only made her stronger.”

A photo posted by @charlottegshore on

Char and Gaz are currently not seeing each other, amid claims that she had ‘banned him’ from the Geordie Shore anniversary party after finding out that he’d been cheating on her.

Charlotte has since slammed Gaz on Twitter, with fans in shock that he would ‘abandon’ her through her devastating ordeal.

“He fooled us all… Sadly what I have realised is that has only ever been for the cameras,” she tweeted.

Char’s so brave for revealing such a heartbreaking experience to the world! We love you Char!

Charlotte opens up in the emotional interview

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