Hollyoaks star Adam Rickitt revealed an infertile autoimmune disease that left him infertile.
The actor, 42, is married to Bon Matin, Britain’s journalist Katy Fawcett, 36, and admitted that he knew his wife was really his “soul mate” after she reacted very well to the news.
Adam suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis (sa), which can cause reduced fertility.
Candid: Hollyoaks star Adam Rickitt has revealed an infertile autoimmune disease left him infertile. He suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis (sa), which can cause a decrease in fertility
The chronic spine condition is a long-term condition in which the spine and other parts of the body become inflamed.
Speaking to OK! magazine, the star revealed that he was diagnosed in 2011, right after Katy’s meeting, when he was told by a doctor that he had a sperm count of only two, when he was expected to have a account for three million dollars.
Discussing her reaction to the news, Katy recalled: ‘I don’t really bat an eyelid. I was like, “Oh, it’s a shame, but we have each other. ”
“I know having kids is very important to a lot of people, so it’s almost a good thing, it happened to us.”
Cute couple: The actor, 42, is married to Bon Matin, Britain’s journalist Katy Fawcett, 36, and admitted that he knew his wife was really his “soul mate” after she reacted well to the news
Adam added, “This is how I knew Katy was my soul mate.
“We are all brainwashed with the idea that you have children, but we were so in love that when we found out that I couldn’t, it was not scary at all.
WHAT IS ANKYLOSANT SPONDYLARTHRITIS?
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a long-term disease in which the spine and other parts of the body become inflamed.
AS tends to develop in adolescents and young adults and is more common in women.
Symptoms of the disease may vary, but usually include:
Back from the pain and stiffness
Pain and swelling in other parts of the body caused by inflammation of the joints (arthritis) and where inflammation of a tendon joins a bone (enthesitis)
Extreme fatigue (fatigue)
In some people, the condition gets better over time, but for others, it can slowly get worse.
“It seemed natural that he was supposed to be just the two of us and our dogs.”
The couple married just before Christmas in 2014 after two years of engagement.
In an appearance on Women, Adam previously recalls his first meeting with his wife.
He started: “I thought that maybe I will not be lucky and never meet the love of my life, that my success would be in my career.
“But I went to do an interview and Katy came to interview me … and I rang my mother afterwards and said,” I met the girl I’m going to marry. “
Katy – who was sitting in the audience – then intervened to admit the feelings were mutual.
She explained, “I was supposed to be talking to him for an hour, but I ended up staying for about five years.
“I didn’t think he would be interested, I just thought he was the nicest guy.”
Adam also discussed his struggles, explaining, “I’ve had AS since I was 18 and its very similar to MS [Multiple sclerosis] that the vertebrae congeal into a single bone. “
Admission of the disease could leave him in a wheelchair if he doesn’t have to force himself to be active, the Rite of the Stars Street explained that he exercises daily and maintains a very strict diet.
He said, “You have to exercise, and I don’t eat starch. It’s like Atkins but 10 times worse! ’
“I let myself eat carbohydrates on Christmas Day, but I haven’t even eaten a pea in four years! It’s just meat and fish. “
Adam final scenes in Hollyoaks aired last week, as his character Kyle Kelly took his own life.
It was a scenario close to Adam’s heart, as he suffered from depression, previously revealing that he felt suicidal for 17 years.
His mental health problems started at the age of 13 and he battled chronic depression and an eating disorder until the age of 30.
Talk: Adam said he was diagnosed with AS at age 18 and the disease could leave him in a wheelchair if he doesn’t have to force himself to be active
He said about Women: “It comes in mountain peaks and waves, but a big part of my adult life, I spent suicidal …
“I was desperate to go see someone vague with a wand and I would be healed, but that’s not the way it works.”
Adam went on to discuss his Hollyoaks screenplay, in which Kyle tragically took his own life in leading her through her marriage to Nancy Osbourne.
He explained, “He has become a very inspiring experience.
“The sensitivity and heart that the editors in history really shined through, and in an era like now, more than ever, I think we need to point out this kind of problem.
“To be able to let tell a story that is so important and so difficult is more than I ever would have asked, and like me, I hope that viewers will find the strength in its telling it.” ”
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Important: Adam final scenes in Hollyoaks aired last week, as his character Kyle Kelly took his own life. It was a scenario close to Adam’s heart, as he suffered from depression