Homes Under The Hammer’s Martin Roberts Reveals He Was Hospitalized With A Serious Skin Infection

Homes Under The Hammer’s Martin Roberts reveals he was hospitalized with a serious skin infection after being ‘refused to take medication by a pharmacist’

  • The presenter, 58, suffers from cellulitis, a painful skin infection that can become serious and spread to other parts of the body if not treated urgently

Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martin Roberts was hospitalized last weekend after a serious skin infection.

Martin, 58, had enjoyed a camping trip but had to spend six hours in the ER at Poole Hospital when his cellulite flared up.

Cellulitis is a painful skin infection that can become serious and spread to other parts of the body, such as the blood, muscles and bones, if not treated urgently with antibiotics.

Hospitalized: Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martin Roberts rushed to hospital on Saturday with a serious skin infection after being ‘refused to take medication by a pharmacist’

Martin revealed he struggled with the condition before getting a prescription for antibiotics, but says he was turned down when he tried to pick up the dose from a pharmacist, which resulted in his emergency room.

Martin tweeted from his hospital bed: ‘Bloody cellulite has flared up again and it has spread to my other leg too.

“The chemists wouldn’t give me the antibiotics I prescribed, despite seeing my leg, because of a ‘system error’ and no acknowledgment of how serious this is. Thank you so much @LloydsPharmacy so A&E 4me’.

MailOnline has reached out to a Lloyds Pharmacy spokesperson for comment.

Ouch!  While updating his Twitter followers, the presenter wrote: 'Bloody cellulite has flared up again and it has spread to my other leg too' - alongside a picture of his swollen leg

Ouch! While updating his Twitter followers, the presenter wrote: ‘Bloody cellulite has flared up again and it has spread to my other leg too’ – alongside a picture of his swollen leg

The real estate expert kept his fans informed every step of the way by vlogging from the emergency room, where he was briefly in bed and hooked on an IV.

To show the seriousness of his condition, Martin also posted a picture of his swollen foot.

Still, he kept his spirits up when he joked that it was a “great first night” of his camping holiday and called the staff “wonderful.”

Ouch: Martin, 58, had enjoyed a camping trip but was forced to spend six hours in the ER at Poole Hospital when his cellulite flared up

Ouch: Martin, 58, had enjoyed a camping trip but was forced to spend six hours in the ER at Poole Hospital when his cellulite flared up

Bed-bound: Martin joked it was a 'great first night' of his camping holiday and called the staff 'lovely'

Bed-bound: Martin joked it was a ‘great first night’ of his camping holiday and called the staff ‘lovely’

Speaking to his 28,000 followers, Martin mused, “It’s now 2:30 am and I’m still here. But in the midst of all this I have to tell you something very funny!

“I was joking about my cannula leaking and it’s a full moon tonight. The nurse came back and took some more blood and she’s from Romania – and I think Transylvania is in Romania, isn’t it?

“And we laughed because she said, ‘You have very nice veins!'”

Painful: Cellulitis is a painful skin infection that can become serious and spread to other parts of the body, such as the blood, muscles and bones, if not treated urgently with antibiotics

Painful: Cellulitis is a painful skin infection that can become serious and spread to other parts of the body, such as the blood, muscles and bones, if not treated urgently with antibiotics

Hurrah!  At 4 a.m., the entrepreneur was fired and treated himself to a sought-after McDonalds

Hurrah! At 4 a.m., the entrepreneur was fired and treated himself to a sought-after McDonalds

At 4 a.m., the entrepreneur was fired and treated himself to a sought-after McDonalds.

Martin happily thanked everyone for their well wishes and said they “kept him going.”

Fans flooded his comments to continue showing their support.

WHAT IS CELLULITIS?

  • A common, potentially serious bacterial skin infection
  • The affected skin appears swollen and red and is typically painful and warm to the touch
  • It usually affects the skin of the lower legs, but it can occur on the face, arms and other areas
  • It occurs when a tear or break in your skin allows bacteria to enter
  • You should seek medical attention if you have a red, swollen, tender rash or a rash that changes rapidly OR
  • you have a fever
  • You can prevent it by:
  • Wash your wound daily with soap and water
  • Apply a protective cream or ointment
  • Apply a protective cream or ointment
  • Watch for signs of infection

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