The TV presenter spent time in A&E with a 'horribly infected' appendix last week
Emma Willis has opened up about a terrifying visit to hospital.
The mum-of-three took to Instagram yesterday to reveal that she was recently admitted to A&E due to an infected appendix, and to thank those who treated her.
Alongside a photo of herself with her surgeon, she wrote: ‘It’s been a funny old week…. Post 1 of 2… A week ago yesterday, I was meant to take @mattjwillis on a surprise birthday trip to ibiza. Instead, at 6am, I entered Barnet General A&E with a stomach ache that was getting progressively worse.
‘I thought I may be wasting everyone’s time with a bad case of trapped wind 😳, but 9 hours later, I was wheeled into theatre and what they found was a horribly infected appendix. The man in this picture was my surgeon, Marco Venza. He, and his team, were incredible.
‘Thank you so so much for taking care of me and for putting me at ease every time I panicked!Thank you to Amy, Scarlet, Karen, Caroline, Sophia, Jan, Mary-Beth, Gemma, Maha, Clement, Gabriel, and all the other brilliant and kind people who work on Damson ward.
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‘And finally, to everyone working their butts off within the NHS fighting to make it work, thank YOU! #longlivetheNHS [sic].’
After sharing her story, Emma, 41, was immediately inundated with supportive comments from fans.
These included: ‘Our NHS are just amazing, speedy recovery Emma, oh and you rock the NHS gown 😆 x,’ and: ‘Great work Marco and team! We do have the best surgeons. Wishing you a speedy recovery x.’
We concur, lady. And we’ve never seen a more beautiful patient.