04/09/2012 04:48 BST

Danielle Lloyd Strips Off: 'I Was A Fragile Mess But Now I'm Stronger'

Danielle Lloyd has been through the wringer since the birth of her second son last year. She suffered post-natal depression and turned to alcohol to cope, then in February she cheated death after her breast implant burst, which then triggered a shocking weight loss.

However, the model and WAG has bounced back as she posed naked in this week's issue of Closer magazine, revealing she feels more confident with her body after she was forced to have her E-cup breast implants removed.

Speaking about how she plummeted to a tiny eight stone in the wake of the operation where she suffered a life-threatening blood clot and had to have had to have an emergency blood transfusion, she said: “It was devastating. I never want to be that fragile again.

"I’ve struggled being naked in front of Jamie [O'Hara - her footballer husband], although he’s brilliant and says he loves my figure. The scarring bothers me, but I’m trying to get my head around it. I’m alive – that’s the most important thing.”

She added: “I’ve been feeling self-conscious about showing off my body, but it feels good to glam up and boost my confidence"

Danielle - who is now back to a healthy nine stone - also revealed how she suffered abuse on Twitter after her breasts shrank to a AA cup and was left with scarring and loose skin on her left breast.

"People have tweeted awful things since my op, like I’ve got ‘flat tyres for boobs.’ It’s upsetting, but Jamie reminds me that all that matters is that we’re healthy and happy.

“I’d like to have some scar revision or treatment in the future. My left breast is quite disfigured – it’s got a fold over where the nipple is so, although I’m dreading the trauma of another op, I’m definitely going to have some reconstructive surgery.”

The full interview appears in this week's Closer magazine, out now.