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X Factor star Katie Waissel speaks out over ‘scary’ hospital dash: ‘I must listen to my body’

Katie Waissel shared a health update after her ‘scary’ hospital dash (Picture: ITV)

Katie Waissel has given a health update after her ‘scary’ hospital dash.

The X Factor star, 35, shared a snap from her hospital bed earlier this week, explaining that she went in for treatment for a ‘suspected heart attack’.

Taking to Instagram this morning, the singer posted a statement for fans, thanking them all for the ‘outpouring’ of love she has received.

‘I am truly overwhelmed by the outpour of love, well wishes and support from you all and can’t thank you enough,’ she began.

‘Wednesday was indeed a scary day. I’m pleased to let you know that I am home and taking it easy.

‘It’s important to ask that as we investigate what happened and why medically, kindly try not to speculate or be afraid. I will provide more information later.

‘But for now, I must listen to my body and take care of it.’

‘I’ve still got plenty of the good fights to fight! All my love, Katie,’ she concluded the post, adding the hashtags: ‘#thankyou #thegoodfight #anotefrommetoyou #keeponkeepinon #grateful.’

Fans flooded her post with support, hoping for a speedy recovery.

‘Glad to hear you’re home and hope you don’t have to wait too long for a resolution,’ one replied.

Katie appeared on the X Factor in 2010 (Picture: ITV)

‘So important we listen to our body, be gentle with yourself.’

‘Take care of yourself xx,’ another agreed.

‘Sending so much love to you, Katie and wishing you a speedy recovery xx,’ a follower commented.

As an Instagram user added: Katie darling glad u r feeling better! Speedy recovery time now.. get well big hug and kisses!!! [sic].’

Katie came to fame on the seventh series of X Factor in 2010, eventually finishing the competition in seventh place.

She was rushed to hospital this week over the mystery illness, and heaped praise on the ambulance team and NHS staff for their help during her ordeal.

Sharing a post on Instagram, she wrote: ‘Let me tell you, I was taken by ambulance yesterday for a suspected heart attack and @nhs @ldn_ambulance Watford general AND the ambulance services were / are amazing.

‘I was initially told there was a wait by the ambulance call centre, but an ambulance was at my door within minutes. The entire team at Watford were / are beyond impeccable, and I am so grateful for your continued help!!

‘So with this, if you’re experiencing a life threatening emergency, do not hesitate to call 999, they WILL come for you!!!’

In a statement shared with, her reps added: ‘Wednesday morning an ambulance was called to Katie Waissel’s North London home, as she had experienced both signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

‘Paramedics arrived on scene and took Katie immediately to hospital where she was placed on a ward for observations and tests as her ECG were showing signs of abnormalities.

‘The doctors, nurses and entire team at NHS Watford General Hospital, including the ambulance service were fantastic. We appreciate the tremendous amount of pressure they are still under, yet their efficiency and thoroughness in taking care of Katie was incredible and never wavered.

‘Katie is now home resting up and under the care of the cardiac team.’


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