“And then I got a girlfriend in the process. How that happened I don’t know because I couldn’t even go out to date and then I just filled my time with reading.
“I’ve learnt the piano, I’m learning the piano now, so I was able to sit at the piano and learn, I’ve never been able to learn an instrument properly so I had a team come round and I started learning the piano again from scratch.”
The Dance With Me Tonight performer, who sustained his injury after playing football, continued: “I just filled the time just by keeping positive really and just trying to keep my mindset because you read up on these things and you can really get yourself in the dumps thinking ‘Am I ever going to recover?’
“I remember thinking, ‘Am I ever going to get on stage again? Am I ever going to be able to dance again?’”
The Voice UK continues next Saturday at 8.30pm on ITV.