Strictly Come Dancing head judge Shirley Ballas, 60, has spoken out after undergoing emergency treatment at A&E this week. It comes after she sliced her hand open on glass on Monday in a horror accident.
The professional dancer had previously informed her 186,000 Instagram followers that her wound was being checked for glass fragments by medics, who were in the process of deciding whether her tendons needed “sewing up” at the time.
After getting home from the hospital, Shirley shared a video of her hand wrapped in blue plastic while making the most of her outdoor swimming pool during the heatwave yesterday.
The dance expert explained she had to have seven stitches due to her injury.
The BBC star told fans: “Since this has got seven stitches in it now and it’s going to be poorly and not well for a while. But watch this space.”
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‘Going to be poorly for a while’ Shirley Ballas in health update after being rushed to A&E
Shirley Ballas shared a video of her hand wrapped in blue plastic
Updating fans on her condition, Shirley added: “Quite painful but trying to keep it up as I do some exercise.
“All taped up but still painful, but hey ho got to keep moving!”
Shirley first informed fans about her hospital dash on Monday in a social media post.
The television personality spoke to her followers as she revealed her injured hand wrapped in a bandage, where a spot of blood could be seen.
Shirley Ballas sliced her hand open on glass on Monday
Shirley Ballas had to have seven stitches due to her injury
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She said: “This morning, I sliced my hand and it went so deep that it’s really really through the flesh.
“There was blood everywhere, so I’m now at A&E and I think I’m going to have a few stitches. Watch this space.”
Shirley could then be seen wearing a face mask as she rested in her hospital bed before going into a treatment room.
She revealed: “I’m in X-Ray because they have to check if there is any glass in there, I think it’s gone all the way through to the tendons so they’re going to send me to another hospital.”
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“It’s been a bizarre morning,” she added, before thanking fans for their messages.
It’s not the first time the dancer has been hospitalised in recent weeks.
Last month, the mother-of-one told fans she had been back and forth to hospital after a health scare.
Doctors found what appeared to be a ganglion cyst or a tumour in her shoulder and are investigating.
She explained: “I am going backwards and forwards to the hospital all the time.
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“I feel I seem to be getting sicker by the minute. I can’t seem to get up and out.”
Speaking of her cyst, she told The Mirror: “They are not really sure what it is yet.
“They’ve done the dye and the MRIs and this and that.”
The dancer revealed she had been reassured by medical professionals that “it will be fine,” but admitted she was still worried.
Shirley will be getting her results “in a few weeks” time.
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