Amy Dowden rushed to hospital after 'nightmare' health scare as Strictly star admits 'I've had enough'

Amy Dowden rushed to hospital after 'nightmare' health scare as Strictly star admits 'I've had enough'

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Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 30/11/2023

- 15:52

Updated: 30/11/2023

- 16:05

The 33-year-old has suffered another health setback

Amy Dowden has revealed to her followers that she was rushed to hospital earlier this week after discovering more "frustrating" health news amid her recovery from chemotherapy.

The dancer completed her final round of chemo earlier this month after being diagnosed with breast cancer in May but soon after was back in hospital after breaking her foot.

This time, Dowden had to spend another few nights in hospital after discovering a blood clot in her lung.

The Strictly Come Dancing star, who'd made a welcome cameo in this past weekend's show, has explained that doctors feared the clot could travel to her heart and as such, she required urgent medical attention.

The 33-year-old delved into the ordeal in a candid video on Instagram in which she said: "Hello everyone, unfortunately, I've had another nightmare this week - just seems to be never-ending.

"I was rushed into hospital on Monday and it came to our knowledge on Tuesday that I've got another blood clot on my lung.

Amy Dowden

Amy Dowden shares a snap from her latest hospital stint


"They were really worried that the clot was travelling to my heart or affecting my heart.

"Lucky enough, it's not - you can see I've had drips everywhere, on my hands a lot," Dowden said as she held her arm up to the camera.

She continued: "Obviously this is a shock and it just means now - I'm really gutted about this - I was on blood thinners anyway from the blood clots in my arm and I've still got then a blood clot on my lung, and obviously because it's so close to the heart it's a risk...

"But now I'm taking tablets twice a day and I'm now on the blood filling injections which I've had before and they're not nice."

WATCH NOW: Amy Dowden recalls hospital dash after blood clot found on lung 

Recalling her previous experience, Dowden explained: "I had them before when I was in hospital with Crohn's and after my operation. For everyone who's had them before, they're just really sore in the stomach.

"So I'm on them for the foreseeable and another scan in a few weeks. I've just been really frustrated, I had lots planned this week, voiceovers, just getting my life back and it just seems to be - like with my foot - soon as I get it back, something comes along."

Dowden did her best to keep her composure in the video as she admitted she was "deluded" and thought that she'd be free of health woes after her chemo treatment.

"I think when the oncology nurse said this would come and came and sat next to my bed... you know, you get into your head that once you finish chemo that'll be it but you learn it really isn't," she confessed.

"And there's chemo still in my body for six weeks since chemo and it's three weeks today since I finished chemo."

Amy Dowden broke her foot

Amy Dowden broke her foot earlier this month


Dowden went on further: "So yeah, I just wanted to update you all but I'm home now after a few nights in hospital and I've got the (Christmas) tree up.

"Just had another rubbish, rubbish week and I'm really frustrated because like I guess I was a bit deluded, I thought my hair would start growing back way quicker, and looking at photos from like a few weeks ago... I look like I have more hair than I do now.

"But again I've got to wait for this chemo to come out of my system, and I seem to keep losing my eyebrows and eyelashes, the ones I've got left are just going.

"So that's really frustrating and getting me down, but hey I'm home from hospital! That's the main thing and hopefully now that's it, I think I've had enough."

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