HSN jean queen Diane Gilman had a secret. But she bravely came clean about it in People magazine.
It seems that Gilman, a very youthful 70, for eight years endured having pelvic organ prolapse. We had never heard of this medical condition, which according to People “is often caused by natural childbirth or menopause and can lead the cervix, bladder and vagina to drop or fall out of the body.”
Gilman finally had surgery to correct the condition, saying that the disorder had turned her into a virtual hermit because it made her feel so uncomfortable.
And in a particularly poignant anecdote, Gilman told People that she was often stopped by airport security who suspected she was hiding something between her legs.
After female TSA examined her and saw her condition, they were in tears, Gilman told the magazine.