Michael Ball’s wife, Cathy, once saved the singer’s life when a’scary’ fire engulfed their home.


Michael Ball’s wife, Cathy, once saved the singer’s life when a’scary’ fire engulfed their home.

MICHAEL BALL previously recounted how his life was saved by his partner Cathy.

Michael Ball’s Wonderful Wales, a documentary series he created, is set to return to television screens tonight. Some viewers, though, will want to learn more about the musical theatre star’s life outside of the screen.

Michael, 59, has been married to Cathy McGowan, 78, an Irish presenter, since 1991.

He had just secured the lead part in Aspects of Love when they met.

When Cathy arrived to interview him for his part, they swapped numbers and sparks flew.

Their friendship grew into a relationship, and the couple has been together since then.

Michael has previously expressed his feelings on how vital their relationship is to him.

The Les Misérables star claimed in an unearthed interview that she saved his life.

He told the Daily Mail in 2013 that she helped him get out of a “bad place” when they initially met.

“When we initially met, I was in a poor place,” Michael explained.

“I was depressed, destructive, and distracted before she came into my life, and she changed everything.’

“I’m not sure how to explain it, but I’m not ashamed to confess I had a nervous breakdown.

“Then Cath came along, and everything changed.”

When a fire overtook their home while Michael was sleeping, Cathy once again saved his life.

She scoured the house when she awoke the next morning until she discovered him and dragged him to safety.

“It was a really scary thing,” Michael continued.

“It ruined all of my collectibles, including gold albums, movies, and CDs, but it didn’t matter because everyone was fine.”

Michael has previously spoken up about their 20-year age difference.

He reacted angrily to the idea that he was a “toyboy” in an interview with Platinum Magazine.

He explained, “I’m too old to be a toyboy, and age has never been a concern or a consideration for me.”

“We’ve been together for nearly 30 years, and all I can say is that I wish I looked as youthful as she does because she’s incredible!”


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