Dancing on Ice star Yebin Mok is ‘absolutely gutted’ to be forced out of the upcoming live shows with celebrity partner Graham Bell after a horrific injury left her hospitalised.
The professional skater will hopefully return to the rink at a later date but was lined up to compete in the first live show this Sunday alongside Bell.
Instead, the cricketer will be joined by Karina Mantra during the second weekend of the competition.
Sharing an encouraging video from her hospital bed, Mok thanked the NHS, calling the doctors and nurses ‘heroes’.
‘Just massive thank you the staff of Watford hospital! Doctors, surgeons, nurses, scrub nurses, operating team, anesthetists, urgent care, recovery care,’ she wrote alongside the clip.
‘They were all so kind, so caring and looked after me so well on my overnight on Monday. They truly are heroes!
‘So grateful for the care I received. And my leg is feeling so much better already thanks to them.
‘Had a glimpse of what @drtom_onice and all of our dr. Family members and friends who works in NHS might go through in their day. And I’m just thankful & proud. You guys are simply amazing
‘We citizens are lucky to have you.’
In another post, she added: ‘Absolutely gutted I won’t be able to skate on @dancingonice with Graham these couple of weeks. Graham and I had a freak accident during our practice on Monday where his blade went into my shin.
‘Such unlucky timing but also counting my lucky stars as I cut through the muscles, and not nerves, bone, vessels or tendons! How I didn’t cut any of that they say is a miracle.’
Yesterday, Bell spoke out about his partner’s injury, admitting it will be ‘tough’ to learn the routines again with a new partner.
Despite a rocky week of injuries and coronavirus cases, Dancing on Ice will return Sunday at 7pm on ITV.
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