Strictly Come Dancing sensation Joe Sugg, 28, has broken his silence and addressed why he was in hospital, after he was left “gagging” from the pain in his stomach. The YouTube star explained that his neighbour, This Morning’s medical expert Dr Ranj Singh, 41, came to his rescue after he was unable to book an appointment with his GP.
I was gagging from the pain.
In a new vlog, Joe decided to go into detail about the painful symptoms he experienced, while his girlfriend Dianne Buswell, 31, was away filming.
He began by stating: “Last Monday evening, all of a sudden my stomach started to feel like it was cramping up and as you know, I’ve had a dodgy tummy for ages.
“It was so bad I couldn’t eat, I felt nauseous, I was gagging from the pain of my stomach.”
He went on to detail: “And throughout the night it moved from the middle of my stomach down to my right-hand side, [and] as a lot of you will know, that’s a danger side, that’s where your appendix lives.
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“I tried to contact my GP but apparently they were getting a thousand calls a day because of coronavirus, so I couldn’t get through to them.”
Joe, who rose to fame as a YouTube vlogger, went on to explain to his viewers how Dr Ranj “saved the day” after he “panicked”.
“So, I panicked, I called my neighbour who goes by the name of Dr Ranj. Thank you so much Ranj, you probably saved the day.
“Ranj is a paediatrician, he works for the NHS, he’s a brilliant doctor and he came round and pushed my stomach a lot and he was like, ‘How does this feel?’ He did a little test, he got his little stethoscope out and listened in.”
Joe Sugg competed on Strictly Come Dancing with Dianne Buswell in 2018
Joe Sugg talks hospitalisation with girlfriend Dianne Buswell
Joe continued: “We both had masks on so that made it quite awkward as well, he said, ‘You know what, it is a sign of appendicitis. So if I were you I would go to A&E and just get it checked properly.’ So I did, I took his advice.
“After that, I went to A&E, it took ages, my whole evening was gone.”
Recalling his time in hospital, Joe added: “Dianne wasn’t there. She couldn’t even come with me because she was away filming something somewhere else.
“I had a blood test, they said I had an infection in my blood.”
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Shortly afterwards, Joe proceeded to tell his fans what he recently learned about the body’s appendix following his ordeal.
“Apparently your appendix does have a purpose, apparently it stores good probiotics, it stores good bacteria,” he shared.
“Everyone used to think there was this myth about you don’t even need an appendix unless you’re a cow, you eat grass and you don’t need an appendix. It turns out that apparently you do.”
The BBC star concluded: “It is a part of your body that you do kind of need. Thank you NHS.”
Fans then saw Joe turn his camera around to show Dianne, who started singing: “I wanna, I wanna thank you.”
It comes after Joe informed his fans why he hadn’t been as active on social media.
Speaking to his 4.5 million Instagram followers, the author divulged: “Hello! I’ve not really been on social media much this week. On Tuesday I went to A&E with suspected appendicitis.
“I’m okay but just have to rest and take antibiotics but it’s zonked me right out and tbh (to be honest) the last thing I wanted to do was look at a screen or be on camera.”(sic)