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Dancing on Ice’s Colin Jackson requires stem cell treatment on his ’85-year-old’ knees

Dancing on Ice has been rocked with injuries this series, and now Colin Jackson has revealed he requires stem cell therapy to repair his damaged knees.

The former Olympic athlete is starring on the ITV show with professional partner Klabera Komin, but his underlying injuries are making it tough for him.

The 53-year-old spoke about having the knees of an ‘85-year-old’ in an interview with the Mirror, and revealed her is undergoing stem cell therapy to tackle his condition.

Colin said it was ‘the last roll of the dice’ to avoid joint replacement surgery.

‘I’m in constant pain but you learn to live it with it,’ he said. ‘I’ve got the body of a man in his mid-30s but the knees of a man in his mid-80s. I’ve had seven operations on my knees already – four on the right knee and three on the left knee.’

“I just can’t face any more. My knees lock up after long car journeys, and getting in and out of the bath is awkward. It takes me ages to get going in the morning.’

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Colin on the ice with partner Klabera Komin (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/REX)

Speaking about his progress on Dancing on Ice, Colin said: ‘I don’t believe my knees will hamper my progress on the show. That may sound contradictory because I am in pain, but I’m in pain every day anyway, whether I’m on the show or not.’

He added: ‘My family is worried and just keep telling me to be careful but I’m just not built that way. I love the challenge.’

Meanwhile, the competition on Dancing on Ice is really heating up after Myleene Klass became the first celebrity to leave the show last weekend.

Meanwhile, Denise Van Outen was forced to quit Dancing On Ice 2021 after sustaining an injury from a fall while training.

Dancing On Ice continues on Sunday at 6pm on ITV

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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