Linda Nolan: "I had a £6k facelift to fight my sadness"

Singer Linda Nolan, 58, opens up to Closer about going uner the knife, coping with crippling depression, and her battle to overcome grief. Here is an extract from our EXCLUSIVE interview with Linda in this week's Closer Magazine (on sale NOW!)...

She’s endured her share of heartache over the past decade, losing both her husband Brian Hudson and her mother in 2007, her sister Bernie Nolan to breast cancer in 2013, and even battling the illness herself. But for the first time in years, Linda Nolan finally has a smile on her face.

Linda is delighted at the results of her facelift (Credit: ITV)

Last month, the star underwent a £6k facelift at the Harley Street Skin Clinic to remove the “sadness” from her features – and she says the results have not only transformed her self-esteem, but her outlook on life, too.

Linda, 58, exclusively tells Closer: “It’s been a hard 10 years since Brian died. I turned a corner last year and came to terms with everything, but when I looked in the mirror I still saw misery in my face. I looked drained and old – how I felt on the inside didn’t match the person looking back at me.”

Linda rose to fame as one of the Nolan sisters (Credit: Getty)

Linda – who rose to fame in the ’70s as part of pop group The Nolans alongside sister and Loose Women presenter Coleen, 51 – had a lower facelift, laser surgery around her eyes and a skin peel.

Before and after - what a difference! (Credit: Nicky Johnston)

And the results have given her a new lease of life. She says: “I smoked for 22 years and I had deep lines around my lips, but they’ve disappeared. I no longer have neck jowls and the transformation side-on is amazing. My skin is glowing for the first time in ages too.”

You can read the full feature in this week's Closer magazine, on sale NOW!

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