Greg Rutherford has said that his kid was brought to the hospital on Monday night after suffering a severe injury in which he lost ‘a tonne of blood’.
The Dancing on Ice star, 37, posted to Instagram to retell the dramatic events together, admitting that it ‘wasn’t exactly how I intended to spend my evening’.
Olympian Greg, who competes in the ITV skating competition alongside Vanessa James, also included a trigger warning before sharing a photo of his six-year-old son Rex’s terrible cut after an accident with a door.
‘Young Rexy challenged the door frame and lost. ‘A lot of blood and some tears later, we’re at A&E, hoping his new head mouth can be closed soon,’ the sportsman captioned the photo of his injuries.
With Rex treated and recuperating, the father of three admitted that it had reminded him of his priorities.
‘One minute I’m stressing about a silly ice dance, the next mopping up blood and taking young Rexy to hospital. Perspective is key.’
Greg then shared his pride over Rex being ‘SO brave’, before adding: ‘The wonderful staff and Milton Keynes hospital glued his head back and we were on our way, Rexy hardly flinched.
‘Love the NHS.’
His most recent picture was a joyful selfie on the sofa with Rex and his two-year-old daughter Daphne, demonstrating his boy’s well-being.
‘Relaxing with the sick note and Daph,’ he wrote alongside it.
‘The perfect day off.’
Greg, who also has a nine-year-old kid named Milo with his blogging fiancée Susie Verrill, has shown to be a formidable opponent on the ice.
He and Vanessa got 24.5 on their first routine and 28.5 on Sunday for a Pulp Fiction-inspired skate, putting them at the top of the leaderboard.
Greg, however, sustained a shoulder injury in the run-up to the 2022 Winter Olympics, which wrecked his aspirations.
In August, he also had what appeared to be a severe allergic response, which left him screaming and scratching at his skin.
Blogger Susie had to drive the former track and field athlete to the hospital since there was a 40-minute wait for an ambulance.
She shared on Instagram how her partner became disoriented before being sent to the hospital and administered steroids and antihistamines.
Greg later thanked his followers and admirers for their well wishes, saying he was feeling much better and describing the ‘horrific’ ordeal.
‘I still have itches on my skin but nothing obviously like yesterday at all. All the rash has gone away now which is great.
‘I went to see the doctor again today to get some stronger antihistamines just in case it happened again.’
He added: ‘So it’s now just going to be a case of figuring out what it was and hopefully never happening again.
‘But I do really appreciate everyone that’s reached out to me and to Susie.
‘Hopefully it doesn’t happen again because it was horrific, I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone.’