Denise Van Outen has revealed that her injury from Dancing On Ice still causes her trouble almost a year on, as she’s now been diagnosed with bicep tendinopathy.
The actress and singer dislocated her shoulder and fractured the bone in three places after falling during training for the last series.
She recently wrote on Instagram: ‘As you may know I managed to break my shoulder in 3 places back when I was in Dancing on Ice.(almost a year ago)
‘Since then I’ve had restricted movement and pain that occasionally flares up.’
The 47-year-old continued that her osteopath has ‘diagnosed me with bicep tendinopathy which is inflammation of the tendon and some areas in my neck that aren’t moving which are contributing to the pain and overall reduction in movement.’
However, she added that she’s going to be seeing her osteopath for the forseeable future to get it treated.
Denise was rushed to hospital in January after suffering the horrific accident.
She was forced to pull out of the series after being partnered up with Matt Evers.
Announcing her departure on Instagram, Denise wrote: ‘GUTTED! If you’ve been watching @dancingonice you will be aware that just over a week ago I had a nasty fall and injured my shoulder.
‘I managed to skate my first dance with @themattevers on the live show through a gritted smile because the pain was unbearable. I’ve tried as hard as I can to carry on because I love the show and the amazing team in front and behind the cameras.
‘Initially, we thought with rest I could make a return to the ice, but a recent MRI scan has shown that I have 3 bone fractures as well as a partial dislocation. OUCH! No wonder I’ve been in agony.’
She continued: ‘I won’t be able to do any lifts,tricks or solo skating on the show due to my injury. I’m going to bail out gracefully with my DOI bling sling. @themattevers has been the most incredible support and skate partner (a true friend) and I’m so grateful for his expertise in teaching me (ice virgin😂⛸) the basics.
‘I just wish I was well enough to learn all the fabulous tricks my injury won’t allow me to do. Chair dancing on Ice with a massive pie won’t get us points on the leaderboard 😂.’
Denise concluded: ‘I’m actually proud of what I’ve achieved ( not much, lowest scores so far 😂) . If you don’t mind I’m going to give myself a couple of points for bravery for doing cartwheels on Ice at 46 with broken bones 👍🏻😂❄️.
‘I wish all the celebs, pros and judges the best of luck for the rest of the series. I’m rooting for you all. Bunch of legends.’
Sonny Jay and his partner Angela Egan ended up taking home the trophy.
Credit: Original article published here.