Denise Van Outen, 46, was set to make her Dancing On Ice debut with professional skater Matt Evers on the ITV show. But the West End performer’s appearance was thrown into doubt after she was rushed to hospital following an accident during the show’s rehearsals.
Denise has since taken to Instagram and shared unseen photographs of herself receiving treatment from medics.
The small-screen explained she felt like “crying” after the incident on the ice.
Denise dislocated her left shoulder and suffered tendon damage in the painful accident and had to be rushed to the hospital.
The Dancing On Ice contestant shared a series of snaps from the hospital.
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In view of her 479,000 followers, Denise penned: “Thank you for all your lovely messages this morning. Told you I’m clumsy on the ice!
“Massive thanks to everyone @itv. (Medics & production) and our glorious @nhswebsite for looking after me because I know how overstretched you are at the moment.
“Also thank you to @themattevers for being a true friend and taking care of me and making me laugh when I feel like crying @dancingonice @itv #dancingonice.”
Celebrity pals and fans alike flocked to offer their well-wishes to Denise.
Denise was rushed to hospital following the frightening fall on the ITV1 show’s studio rink at Bovingdon Airfield, Hertfordshire, on Thursday.
An emergency X-ray showed that she had suffered a dislocated left shoulder and damage to her tendons.
Speaking about the incident, Denise explained: “I’ve taken a few tumbles since we started training but with this one I knew immediately it wasn’t good.
“I was rehearsing with Matt, hit my toe pick and went flying.”