Kym Marsh has opened up about a secret health problem that left her struggling with pain.

After suffering in silence, the Coronation Street actress, 42, has now spoke out about the condition, explaining, “I’ve had pain in my pelvis for a while now. I recently went for an MRI scan and I’ve been told I have a bone spur on the tip of my coccyx.

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“It’s basically an overgrowth of bone, which is pushing into muscles and tendons and causing me discomfort.”

Speaking to OK! magazine, Kym gave details of the painful problem, admitting that it won’t stop her from keeping her figure trim.

She explained, “I have to have a procedure done to correct it and I’m told exercising won’t cause it any damage, so I’m looking for a new personal trainer and hope to be in shape again by summer.”

This isn’t the first time the former pop star has opened up about her health struggles, as she was left bed bound with a bout of severe food poisoning earlier this year.

Writing in her collumn for OK! magazine, the former Hear’Say star revealed, “I felt so awful I had to go to the Alexandra Hospital in Manchester. I was shaking, I felt terrible and like I’d been hit by a truck.

“They ran lots of tests on me and I’m still waiting for the results. Doctors think it could be Salmonella poisoning, which is really serious.

“The ordeal has been terrifying and I’ve never felt so ill! I was bed-ridden for four days.”

Kym, who is mother to David, 24, Emilie, 22, and eight-year-old Polly, praised her children for their help during her sickness, adding, “The whole family rallied around me, David and Emilie had to get Polly up and ready for school because I couldn’t get out of bed.”

Words by Caitlin Elliott.