In a video posted to Instagram hours before his procedure, Alex said: “Hey guys. I hope everyone is having a good Wednesday.
“I have just checked into the hospital because I am having a tonsillectomy today. I’m having my tonsils out.”
He added: “I’m not even gonna read any comments that I get, because I’m sure it’s gonna be, ‘oh it’s painful’, ‘oh, it’s gonna hurt’ – and I know all of this.
“I won’t lie, I’m a bit nervous because I’ve never had an operation before. I know kids get this all the time or used to, so there’s nothing to worry about.”