‘I collapsed on my kitchen floor’: Gemma Collins reveals she was ‘violently ill’ and bedridden for days after ‘terrible’ food poisoning
Gemma Collins has shared how she ‘collapsed’ on her kitchen floor and was ‘severely ill’ after suffering from food poisoning.
The former TOWIE star, 40, revealed she was bedridden for days and visited by a nurse at home while she canceled all her work to try to heal.
Gemma had recently informed fans that she had been feeling bad lately, but did not confirm what her illness was.
Health: Gemma Collins has shared how she ‘collapsed’ on her kitchen floor and was ‘violently ill’ after contracting food poisoning
Talk about The Gemma Collins Podcastshe said, “I took a break from the podcast last week because I was feeling pretty bad. I literally couldn’t even talk, but I slowly get up again.
“I’d love to share some exciting gossip about my week gone by, but literally I was so unwell I couldn’t get out of bed.
“I had a terrible sinusitis and it was just a terrible week – I had the funeral of my dear friend who passed away.”
“Three hours later I collapsed on my kitchen floor and was so violently ill and everything else that comes with it—I won’t go into detail.
Ill: The former TOWIE star, 40, revealed she was bedridden for days and visited by a nurse at home while she canceled all her work to try to heal
‘I was poisoned – I had food poisoning. It was absolutely horrible and my whole body got so exhausted lately that I had to listen to my body.
‘I had to rest. It was awful, I had to cancel all my work and I was really looking forward to going back to work this week – but I canceled all my work and just let my body heal;
Gemma revealed that her parents came to visit her because they were “really concerned,” as she compared the experience of food poisoning to having an “alien” inside her.
She said, ‘I had to have a nurse come to my house, but literally I was sick for days, it just didn’t work.
Health: Gemma recently told fans she was convinced she had ‘some kind of virus’ and was feeling ‘so unwell’
“My mom and dad came over because they were really concerned and I want to say a big thank you to them for their help.
“My whole body, it was like there was an alien in there that was just out to get out — it was absolutely horrible.”
“It was just my luck, just as the restaurants opened, just when I stopped whining about a cold, I got food poisoning.
“You couldn’t write it, but things never run smoothly for me.”
Sick: Gemma admitted she suffered from a mysterious illness, with the star explaining she was ‘very bad’ and revealing an IV in her arm
The former TOWIE star told fans last week that she was convinced she had “some kind of virus” and was feeling “so unwell.”
Gemma had previously shared a photo of a tube attached to her arm, writing: “Sorry I’ve been so quiet guys, I’ve been really bad but I feel like I’m recovering.”
On Saturday, the star reassured fans that she was back to normal when she shared a photo of herself posing in a field.
Alongside the post, she wrote: ‘ENERGY BACK ️☀️ I asked for your answer UNIVERSE THANKYOU⭐️☄️☄️☄️’.
On the mend: Gemma also had a private nurse at her home who looked after her, and later took to social media to reassure her fans that she was ‘slowly getting there’