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Love Island's Dr Alex George shares health update after late-night hospital dash

Love Island star Dr Alex George has shared a health update following a late-night hospital dash.

The reality star shared his terrifying health ordeal on Instagram, where he explained that he was rushed to A&E over the Easter holiday after his "tonsillitis with fevers" got worse.

"So Easter didn't go so well. I was hoping to do a March photo dump today but here we are," he wrote, alongside a picture from his bed at St Thomas' Hospital in London.

"Last few days I have had tonsillitis with fevers, but yesterday the swelling around my tonsil went crazy and the pain was very bad. I was hoping it wouldn't get worse but at midnight last night, it was too much and could hardly swallow so I went to St Thomas A&E.

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"Kind of weird for me coming back to St Thomas Hospital, as a few years ago I nearly died of sepsis. If it were not for the incredible care of the doctors and nurses I wouldn't be here. There is a deep humbling that happens when you feel so unwell that you need to ask someone, 'please can you help me?'

"In asking that question you are submitting yourself and allowing others to intervene and help you, when you can't help yourself further. I had this same feeling, probably to a greater extent, when I had sepsis. A realisation of, 'what would I do if you weren't here to help me right now? Like really, what would I do?'"

Alex went on to praise the healthcare workers who have looked after him, before revealing that he has undergone two procedures, which have helped him feel better.

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"Last night I was looked after by the A&E team at St Thomas (who were lovely and amazing), before being transferred to Guys Hospital under the care of the ENT team. I had medications and a procedure overnight, and felt some relief. I have had another procedure this morning and feel on the mend," he explained.

"I cannot emphasise, reiterate, or say this enough, I am so grateful to everyone that has looked after me. From the doctors and nurses, to the receptionist who booked me in with kindness and empathy, the paramedic who transferred me and kept me feeling positive, to the lovely cook who's sorting me an apple crumble to nibble on. You are a credit to your profession and your families.

"I'm lying in the hospital bed right now, feeling slightly high from the steroids, but really thinking how much I value my health, being able to move and exercise, being able to feel well. Never take it for granted! No day is promised, lets live as much as we can."

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Alex concluded: "All going well, I hope to be reunited with Rolo Polo [his dog] later this evening or tomorrow, who has also been poorly. What a pair! Thanks for all the kind messages, I appreciate you SO much."

The post was quickly flooded with messages of support from fans, with one writing: "Wishing you a speedy recovery! We're so lucky to have our NHS."

Another added: "Look after yourself and Rolo Polo when you are reunited... self care is important as you know and it's good to be able to ask for help although we all think we shouldn't. Rest and take care xx."

Love Island airs on ITV2 and streams on ITVX.


For more information and support about sepsis, visit the UK Sepsis Trust website or call 0800 389 6255. In the US, you can visit the Sepsis Alliance.

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