Ronan Keating’s wife Storm reveals she ‘broke down’ after emergency spinal surgery

‘I broke down!’ Ronan Keating’s wife Storm reveals she experienced ‘waves of emotions’ after emergency spinal surgery and admits she doesn’t have a ‘good balance’ in life

At the end of March, she revealed that she had undergone emergency spinal surgery. 

And now, Ronan Keating’s wife Storm has revealed she that she ‘broke down’ and experienced ‘waves of emotions’ during the weeks after her operation to treat cauda equina syndrome.

The fashion designer, 39, also admitted that she doesn’t have a ‘good balance’ in life, because she rarely makes time for herself.

I broke down! Ronan Keating’s wife Storm, 39, has revealed she that she ‘broke down’ during the weeks after spinal surgery to treat cauda equina syndrome

Cauda equina syndrome, a rare type of spinal stenosis that compresses the nerves in the lower back and can lead to paralysis if left untreated. 

In March, Storm took to Instagram and shared a snap of her hand and hospital gown and said she had experienced the ‘most frightening week’ of her life after her diagnosis.  

The mother-of-two told how she had initially been rushed to hospital for a ‘very bad prolapsed disc’, which developed into Cauda equina syndrome and needed ‘surgical intervention.’

And in a new interview with New! magazine, Storm revealed: ‘It wasn’t until the surgeon said it was a success that I broke down. Then I had a couple of weeks with waves of emotions.

What happened? At the end of March, the fashion designer revealed that she had undergone emergency spinal surgery

What happened? At the end of March, the fashion designer revealed that she had undergone emergency spinal surgery

Emotional: And in a new interview, Storm revealed: 'It wasn't until the surgeon said it was a success that I broke down. Then I had a couple of weeks with waves of emotions'

Emotional: And in a new interview, Storm revealed: ‘It wasn’t until the surgeon said it was a success that I broke down. Then I had a couple of weeks with waves of emotions’

‘You start to panic. You realise what your life would’ve looked like and that I wouldn’t have been able to drive to school, or gone on holidays.’ 

Storm also explained how she has 12 months of a rigorous rehabilitation programme to endure, following her surgery, which she’s had to make time for. 

She busy mum-of-two admitted: ‘I’m very guilty of never making time for myself. I don’t have a good balance. But now I believe you can’t ignore your body. You’ve got to make time and look after yourself.’ 

Shock: Storm recently told how she had initially been rushed to hospital for a 'very bad prolapsed disc', which needed 'surgical intervention' (pictured with husband Ronan in 2018)

Shock: Storm recently told how she had initially been rushed to hospital for a ‘very bad prolapsed disc’, which needed ‘surgical intervention’ (pictured with husband Ronan in 2018) 

Balance: 'I'm very guilty of never making time for myself. I don't have a good balance' admitted Storm, who shares Coco, 14 months, and Cooper, four, with husband Ronan (pictured last year)

Balance: ‘I’m very guilty of never making time for myself. I don’t have a good balance’ admitted Storm, who shares Coco, 14 months, and Cooper, four, with husband Ronan (pictured last year)

What is cauda equina syndrome?

Cauda equina syndrome is a serious condition where the nerves at the very bottom of the spinal cord become compressed.

Symptoms include:

lower back painnumbness in your groinparalysis of one or both legsrectal painloss of bowel control (bowel incontinence)loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence)pain in the inside of your thighs

Doctors advise seeking medical assistance immediately if a person develops these symptoms.

They should visit their GP or the accident and emergency (A&E) department of the nearest hospital.

If cauda equina syndrome is not promptly treated, the nerves to the bladder and bowel can become permanently damaged.

Source: NHS Choices

Storm gave birth to daughter Coco, 14 months, in March last year and also shares son Cooper, four, with Ronan.

The happy couple met in September 2012 while they were both working on The X Factor Australia.

They tied the knot in a romantic Scottish ceremony in 2015 before announcing in December 2016 that they were expecting their first child.

Ronan shares three other children with ex-wife Yvonne Connolly: daughters Missy, 20, and Ali, 15, and son Jack, 22.

Ordeal: In a lengthy Instagram post in March, the mother-of-two explained how it had been 'most frightening week of my life'

Ordeal: In a lengthy Instagram post in March, the mother-of-two explained how it had been ‘most frightening week of my life’