A PREGNANT pop star revealed she "burst into tears" after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes. 

Cher Lloyd, who is expecting her second child with her husband Craig Monk, said she 'blamed herself'.

The 29-year-old singer from Malvern said she received the call from her GP last week.

She wrote on Instagram: "I felt scared, confused and instantly blamed myself."

Gestational diabetes can be developed during pregnancy and it affects women who have not been affected by diabetes before.

The pregnant woman has high blood sugar and it is more common in the second or third trimester - usually disappearing after the baby is born.

On Instagram on Monday, the former X Factor star, shared her experiences and called for support.

The star said: "I got the call last week to tell me I had gestational diabetes.

"I burst into tears. I felt scared, confused and instantly blamed myself.

"I’ve spent most of my time researching gestational diabetes and trying to find recipes and ways to control it. 

I'm still getting used to the changes and how this might affect the rest of my pregnancy. 

"I just wanted to reach out to any fellow gestational diabetes mamas out there sharing advise, stories and suggestions, sending love."

Cher announced on Instagram in April that she is expecting her second child with her husband Craig.

She posted a wholesome video showing her ultrasound scan, which was laying beside a knitted white co-ord set and a grey hat, as she shared her baby news.

Fans and fellow pop stars rushed to reassure the Swagger Jagger singer and share their experiences.

Fellow X Factor contestant Katie Waissel wrote: "This tugged at my heart so much!

"I can only but imagine how you must be feeling but know that you’re not alone!

"Much like others have said in the comments, the fact that we get to test for these things means that we can do our best to balance our levels.

"And if anyone can conquer anything, it’s YOU!"

"Your post I’m sure touches so many, and it’s amazing that we have platforms to open conversations like these.

"Stay strong, I’m happy to call and help if you need me, and know you are so loved and supported by so many. You can do this mama."