Strictly Come Dancing star Gorka Márquez has revealed he was in hospital for a mystery illness just days before Christmas, assuring fans that ‘everything is okay’.
In a new Instagram post, the professional dancer shared a series of images from hospital, with a couple showing him lying down in bed with a cannula in his arm.
In the caption, the 31-year-old described his past 24 hours as ‘interesting’, joking that his fiancée Gemma Atkinson thought it was an ‘excuse’ to not take part in festive preparations.
‘I was looking forward for Christmas at Home but that was interesting 24h in Hospital @glouiseatkinson thinks it was a excuse to avoid all the wrapping of the christmas presents…’ he said.
‘Anyway… everything is okey and I am back home having cookies and cuddles of my little nurse.’
He also expressed his gratitude towards the medical professionals who took care of him, writing: ‘Thanks to the Dorctors and Nurses at Fairfield Hospital for being so lovely to me. FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!’
It’s currently unclear why Gorka was in hospital.
Nonetheless, the final picture in his social media post showed him eating a snack while lounging on his sofa at home, having returned from his hospital trip.
The dancer was immediately inundated with messages of concern from fans, with several wishing him a speedy recovery, as well as comments from his fellow Strictly stars.
‘I hope you are ok Gorksybabes,’ wrote Strictly finalist John Whaite, while pro Katya Jones said: ‘Oh no! Get better soon Gorks.’
‘Oh no! Glad you’re okay man and back home and I hope you continue to feel better soon! Best wishes being sent to you!’ another person wrote.
‘Bloomin eck pal! Glad you’re back home, hope you’re okay!’ someone else added.
Gorka and Gemma, who are engaged, share their daughter Mia together, who was born in 2019.
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