Myleene Klass shares scary drink spike experience in nightclub

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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Myleene Klass has spoken about having her drink spiked. (Getty)
Myleene Klass has spoken about having her drink spiked. (Getty)

Myleene Klass has shared the terrifying experience of having her drink spiked in a nightclub, saying she couldn't get out of bed afterwards because she was so ill.

The TV star and former Hear'Say member wrote about the horror of being spiked in the early 2000s, not long after finding fame on Popstars.

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In her life skills manual They Don't Teach This At School, Klass, now 44, wrote about the incident that happened during the time she was in the band with co-stars including Kym Marsh and Suzanne Shaw.

According to The Mirror, she wrote of drink spiking: "I know exactly how scary it can be as it happened to me when I was in the band.

British pop group Hear'Say, circa 2001. From left to right, they are Kym Marsh, Danny Foster, Myleene Klass, Noel Sullivan and Suzanne Shaw. (Photo by Tim Roney/Getty Images)
Myleene Klass (centre) says the incident happened in her early Hear'Say days. (Getty Images)

"We were in a club and I recall a friend holding out his hand asking if I was going to be sick. That was pretty much my last memory.

"Thankfully I was with friends who looked after me. One of the girls took me back and put me to bed. I remember her leaving and seeing the door was open. I couldn’t even get out of bed to close it. It took a full 24 hours to recover."

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Klass said she had already spoken to her eldest daughter Ava, 14, about how to avoid having her drink spiked, with tips including making sure any drinks were always attended, taking them with her to the toilet, and not accepting drinks from strangers.

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Myleene Klass has written a life skills manual. (Getty Images)

She isn't the only celebrity to have spoken out about drink spiking recently - former Love Island contestant Sharon Gaffka told how someone had spiked her drink during a lunch with friends, leaving her unconscious in the restaurant toilets.

Gakkfa told The Sun she had struggled with feelings of shame despite being targeted by a stranger and had felt "guilty" about not keeping her drink closer to her.

Sharon Gaffka attends the Legends Of Rugby Dinner 2022 in aid of Nordoff Robbins at The Grosvenor House Hotel on February 02, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Sharon Gaffka has spoken about her own experiences of being spiked. (Getty Images)

Telling how she had gone to the toilet sober but her friends had found her passed out in a cubicle, she said: “I realised I must have been spiked because this didn’t feel like a hangover. I was hyper-anxious and I don’t suffer with anxiety. It was like I was having a heart attack.

“I couldn’t really breathe and I would jump at my own shadow. I also had a lump on my head where I’d fallen.

“I didn’t leave my house for a week, or want to see or speak to anyone. I didn’t feel safe and that’s how I knew it wasn’t the two glasses of wine — I know what I’m like the morning after and this wasn’t even close.”

She has now thrown her efforts into campaigning on education about spiking and improved support for victims.

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