LUISA Zissman broke down in tears on This Morning as she relived her beloved horse's tragic death.
The former Apprentice star told how she got the white stallion Madrono stuffed after he died of cancer in 2019 because she "couldn't bear not to see him again".
Despite every effort to keep him alive after cancerous lumps spread across his body, heartbroken Luisa was forced to put him down.
The 33-year-old has since had him preserved so he could take pride of place in her home's entrance hall.
Luisa told This Morning: "I did do every single cancer treatment you can do on a horse. He had operations, chemotherapy, special injections to ty and stop the growth but in the end they grew internally and he couldn't go to the toilet.
"There was nothing more I could do and I had to have him put to sleep…"
Reliving his death, Luisa got overwhelmed with emotion and was comforted by host Ruth Langsford who said "it must be so difficult".
"Sorry, this is so embarrassing," Luisa cried.
"Everyone deals with grief in different ways. He is so majestic and so beautiful. I just couldn't bear not to see him again.
"I don't know how to describe it, I just wanted him forever."
Madrono died in December 2019 after a four year battle with “aggressive melanomas”.
Yesterday Luisa sharing a video of the special moment she was "reunited" with Madrono and revealed how his devastating death had affected her health.
She explained: “The day we were reunited.
"I know I’m weird, I know this isn’t normal but when Madrono had to be PTS due to melanomas (cancer) I was shattered. I had seen @simon_the_stuffa amazing work and he was the first person I called.
“I can’t describe the overwhelming heartbreak when Madrono died I spent a week in bed and got stress induced vertigo (pathetic I know).
“Seeing him again today was so incredible. He’s perfect, his kind eyes are exactly the same, the little swirls in his coat, his beautiful mane all so perfect. Thank you @simon_the_stuffa and your team. You really have made me so happy! (Even though I’m ugly crying)
“And for those who listen to @annawilliamsonofficial and I LuAnna : The Podcast, you will be relieved to hear his b**ls are still intact.
“Madrono will take pride of place in the entrance hall of my new house. ❤️❤️❤️”
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