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Watt reveals daughter Michelle’s constant pain led to suicide

Phil Jay 02/07/2015

Boxing commentator Jim Watt has opened up on the tragic death of his daughter Michelle who was found dead at her home last week at the age of 38.

The 66 year-old former world champion, who now works for Sky Sports Boxing covering Matchroom events, says a procedure carried out by doctors left TV presenter Michelle in constant pain that drove her into a deep depression over the past few months.

“There was a problem with her optical nerve so they gave her the lumbar puncture to check for things like pressure on the brain. From that point her life was horrendous,” Watt told Scottish  newspaper The Daily Record.

“She was in constant pain and wasn’t sleeping. It knocked the stuffing out of her.

“Her appetite went and the weight was falling off her. She had no enthusiasm — she didn’t want to see anyone or go anywhere.

“The spark just went. She just ceased to be Michelle,” he added.

Michelle began suffering blackouts and headaches at the back end of 2014 which urged to seek medical help and from that point on these terrible events unfolded.

The 60-minute makeover star was found lifeless by her husband Paul, 43, and leaves behind a five-year old daughter Jaymi.

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