‘I collapsed on my kitchen floor’: Gemma Collins reveals she was ‘violently sick’ and bed-bound for days after ‘awful’ food poisoning ordeal
Gemma Collins has told how she ‘collapsed’ on her kitchen floor and was ‘violently sick’ after getting food poisoning.
The former TOWIE star, 40, revealed she was left bed-bound for days and was visited at home by a nurse as she cancelled all her work to try and heal.
Gemma had recently informed fans she was feeling poorly recently but did not confirm what her illness was.
Health: Gemma Collins has told how she ‘collapsed’ on her kitchen floor and was ‘violently sick’ after getting food poisoning
Speaking on The Gemma Collins Podcast, she said: ‘I took a break from the podcast last week as I’ve been quite poorly. I literally couldn’t even speak, but I’m slowly getting back on my feet.
‘I would love to give you some exciting gossip about my week last but literally I was so unwell that I could not get out of my bed.
‘I had a really awful sinus infection and it was just a really awful week – I had the funeral of my dear friend that passed away.’
‘Three hours later I collapsed on my kitchen floor and was being so violently sick and all the rest that goes with it – I won’t go into detail.
Ill: The former TOWIE star, 40, revealed she was left bed-bound for days and was visited at home by a nurse as she cancelled all her work to try and heal
‘I was poisoned – I had food poisoning. It was absolutely awful and my whole body just got so run down recently 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 getting back to work this week – but I cancelled all of my work and just allowed my body to heal.;
Gemma revealed her parents came to visit her as they were ‘really worried’ while she likened the experience of having food poisoning to having an ‘alien’ inside her.
She said: ‘I had to get a nurse to come to my house but literally I was sick for days on end, it was just not going.
Health: Gemma recently told fans she was convinced she had ‘some sort of virus’ and was feeling ‘so unwell’
‘My mum and dad came over because they got really worried and I just want to thank them so much for helping me.
‘My whole body, it was like an alien was inside it that was just dying to come out – it was absolutely awful.’
‘It was just my luck, just when the restaurants opened, just when I stopped moaning about catching a cold, I then got food poisoning.
‘You couldn’t write it, but nothing ever runs smoothly with me.’
Sick: Gemma admitted she was suffering from a mystery illness, with the star explaining she’s been ‘very poorly’ and revealed a drip in her arm
The former TOWIE star told fans last week she was convinced she had ‘some sort of virus’ and was feeling ‘so unwell’.
Gemma had previously shared a photo of a tube attached to her arm, writing: ‘Sorry been quiet guys I have been very poorly but I am feeling like I am back on the mend.’
On Saturday, the star reassured fans she was back to her old self as she shared a photo of herself posing in a field.
Alongside the post, she wrote: ‘ENERGY BACK ⚡️☀️ I asked you answered UNIVERSE THANKYOU⭐️☄️☄️☄️’.
On the mend: Gemma also had a private nurse at her home, looking after her, and later took to social media to reassure her fans that she was ‘slowly getting there’