On Tuesday, the world woke up to the sad news that famous handbag designer Kate Spade had passed away aged 55.
Reports have since revealed that the American designer committed suicide at her home in New York. Kate’s husband, Andy Spade, has since spoken publically for the first time on her death, revealing that she had suffered from severe depression.
He also confirmed that the couple had been living apart for 10 months prior to her tragic death.
Andy said, “Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives. We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy.
“There was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling.”
And now, popular TV host Carol Vorderman has claimed that she too has had “similar feelings” to Kate in the past.
Speaking on her Twitter account, Carol said she experiencing the feelings in her 50s, and was then told he had a ‘hormonal imbalance’. The 58-year-old also revealed to fans how she dealt with her issues.
She wrote, “Such sad news. I don’t know the circumstances for Kate Spade BUT many women in their 50s go through similar feelings… I did..it was diagnosed correctly as hormonal imbalance and I was “cured” with bio identical gels within 48 hours.. never a similar thought since x #ThereIsHope”.
Fans quickly flocked to Carol’s personal message, thanking her for sharing her experiences. One wrote, ‘Thank you for sharing your story carol. Hormones are still underestimated in woman’s mental health especially in the beginning of menopause and while going through menopause.’
While another agreed, ‘Thank you for being so open about your own experience & talking about it.’
In the past, Carol has openly confessed to experiencing feelings of depression during the menopause. Appearing on Lorraine in February, she admitted, “I don’t use the word depression lightly.
“This was a blackness where I would wake up and nothing else in my life was going wrong, and I would think I don’t see the point in carrying on… and there was no reason to do that.”