Dannii Minogue on thyroid condition that robbed her of strength to lift baby Ethan

Why I lost so much weight: Dannii Minogue on thyroid battle that robbed her of strength to lift baby

10:11 AM on 10th October 2011

Yummy mummy: The former X Factor judge looked radiant soon after giving birth Dannii Minogue

Struggling mum: The former X Factor judge, pictured left just after the birth, lost weight rapidly as stress triggered a series of illnesses

Yummy mummy: Dannii was hiding serious health problems while magazines were admiring her weight loss

Yummy mummy: Dannii was hiding serious health problems while magazines were admiring her weight loss

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Health concerns: Dannii (pictured left with partner Kris Smith) revealed that she suffered from appendicitis and a thyroid problem during her years on the TV show

Family life: Dannii and boyfriend Kris are now back on track and enjoying parenthood

Family life: Dannii and boyfriend Kris are now back on track and enjoying parenthood

Exhaustion: The Australian singer with fellow X Factor judges Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell

Exhaustion: The Australian singer with fellow X Factor judges Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell