Melissa Claire Egan exited The Young and the Restless earlier this year when Chelsea’s con artist ways resurfaced. Now, the actress is sharing a heartbreaking tale with her fans.
Egan, who played Chelsea Lawson Newman on Y&R, is wed in real-life to CBS executive Matt Katrosar. The couple was expecting a baby earlier this year, but sadly, tragedy struck.
The actress, also known to soap fans for her run as Annie on All My Children, was in the hospital last January after suffering a miscarriage at eight weeks pregnant. She said she’s been very candid with her family and friends about her and her husband’s quest to have children.
Egan said she’s decided to go public now after hearing of another friend’s loss. This friend said she felt on her own with the emotional pain and hearing Egan’s story helped her.
She wants to help other women who are going through what she has. “I promise you you’re not alone,” she wrote.
To read Egan’s thoughts and feelings on what she’s been through, check out the Instagram post below. A startling photo of the actress begins the post and she said it was taken just after she had a D&C.
Soap Hub extends sincere sympathies to Egan and Katrosar over their loss.
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This picture was taken on January 18, 2018. My husband took this picture an hour after my D&C surgery, after I had suffered a miscarriage at 8 weeks. I’m very candid about my miscarriage with my friends and family and speak openly about it to anyone that asks if we want kids. It’s never been a secret. And I was so lucky to have my incredible husband and best friends and family in the world there for me, every step of the way. It’s so hard, and takes such a toll on you emotionally and physically, hormonally, all of it. But I hadn’t shared it publicly. Not for any particular reason, I just hadn’t. Then recently a friend that I don’t see often told me that sadly she had suffered one as well. She seemed almost relieved when I told her I had the same experience. She told me she had felt alone and like a failure, and less-than, because she hadn’t heard other people speak about it. This made me SO SAD, and made me want to share my story. With anyone and everyone. Just so no one feels alone. I promise you you’re not alone. Also, @carrieunderwood’s recent interview with CBS Sunday Morning was so beautiful and had me in tears. I was in the thick of my last and final days on Y&R at the time, so I feel her pain over having to “cry pretty.” (only a very small group of people knew at the show, and they could not have been more wonderful and took great care of me). I also got such strength from @hilarieburton and @claireholt’s posts last year. They were so open and honest and supportive and I really admire that and am grateful. So now I’m happy to do the same. Please don’t feel alone. Or like a failure. You’re everything, and I’m here with you. Much love💛