Dannii Minogue got addicted to Botox injections as she tried to deal with her sister’s cancer battle.
The ‘X Factor’ judge fell into a depression after her pop star sister Kylie was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2005 and a close friend passed away soon after.
As a result she resorted to trying to improve her looks as a way of coping.
Dannii said: “My sister was sick and then my best friend died– I felt I’d been hit by a wave. I couldn’t deal with the stress. I couldn’t deal with having to look at my face.
“It was a personal thing of having to get through a lot of sadness. At first it was something fun. I tried, then it became a necessity.”
The 38-year-old star says she no longer “needs” the wrinkle-tightening injections since finding love with model Kris Smith.
She told Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “I don’t need Botox now and I don’t want it. Life is so different now. I’m in such an incredible place.”
While Dannii has given up Botox, her fellow judge Louis Walsh has finally succumbed to Simon Cowell’s advice to have “a bit of work”.
The Irish panellist reportedly flew to Los Angeles last week to have treatment on the bags under his eyes and receive Botox injections in preparation for the show’s live finals.
A source said: “Simon has been badgering him for years and Louis finally succumbed. He’s been in dark glasses to hide the bruising.”