Ulrika Jonsson has worried fans after sharing a cryptic post about "old wounds."
The TV legend, 53, posted a snap of herself with her dogs, penning a mysterious message about friends and family.
"The blood of the covenant is thicker than the waters of the womb," she wrote.
"Friends, friends, friends are where it’s at cos sometimes, just sometimes, family ain't s**t.
"Had an old wound opened yesterday and it physically shook me.
"Wish I could have cried but I'm not a crier. Hate that some people have that effect.
"Sometimes it's foolish giving people another chance.
"But that's what happens when you're soft in the head and large of the heart. #friendsarethefamiylyouchoose."
Ulrika shared a snap with her dogs and penned an emotional caption
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While it's not clear what she meant, fans flooded the comments section with kind words and messages of support.
"Lots of love to you , I'm a chance giver too, we mustn't be the ones to change . Xxxxxxx," one offered.
Another wrote: "Take care as you're an amazing woman – your posts have helped me through a difficult time xxxx."
A third urged Ulrika to "stay strong" while a fourth remarked: "So very true. I've had my heart broken by family members repeatedly for five years because I am so sentimental and want things to get better. Lots of scar tissue now."
The star didn't clarify what exactly she meant
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It's not the first time Ulrika has opened up to fans, recently revealing that she struggled with empty nest syndrome after eldest son Cameron, 25, headed to uni.
Sharing a snap of the fresh-faced youngster on his first day, Ulrika wrote: "This day SEVEN years ago, I dropped you off at Uni.
"Drove home and mourned for 3 months.
"Couldn't go in your room. Sobbed every night I laid the table for one less. Felt heartbroken; bereft.
"For all those parents going through the same right now: it does eventually get better.
Ulrika told that she'd struggled with empty nest syndrome
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"And then they come home penniless, hungover and qualified as plonkers (and in Goldenballs' case, Film Director).
"But the changing shape of the family isn't always an easy transition.
"2 out of 4 of mine are gone. now and my youngest wonders why I cling on to him for dear life when he walks to school every morning, dragging me along the ground, behind him….
"I'm just not good at letting go of things I thought I owned but are apparently just on loan, 's all.
If you're struggling and need to talk, the Samaritans operates a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively, you can email Jo@samaritans.org if you'd prefer to write down how you feel. You are not alone.