I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here star Russell Watson opened up about the emotional moment he ‘saw the light’ while suffering his second brain haemorrhage.
The singer has faced traumatic health scares throughout his life, and nearly ‘lost his vision’ after one brain haemorrhage.
Speaking to his campmates about his medical battles, the 53-year-old explained he was left fearing for his life at one point – and recalled ‘seeing the light’ that would stop his pain.
‘The second one was the “one”, the first wasn’t life threatening, it was painful and I nearly lost my vision,’ he told Ruthie Henshall and Vernon Kay.
‘The second one was holy s**t, I went home, went to bed and didn’t wake up because of a haemorrhage.
‘My assistant found me, called the paramedics and I knew I was in trouble because the paramedic kept saying, “stay with us, stay with us”.
‘We got to the hospital and they operated.
‘One of the most emotional things after I came out of intensive care was this bloke came up to me and said, “nice to see you’re doing well Mr Watson” and I realised it was “stay with us, stay with us”.’
When Vernon asked if he ‘saw the light’ during his time in intensive care, Russell replied: ‘Big time’.
‘I was in the MIR scanner and I could see this long strip of light, like when you’re a kid and you used to keep your bedroom door open,’ he continued.
‘It was a light strip and I was thinking if I go to that door I’m out of here and the pain stops and I’m away and all I could think about was my children and slowly slowly whilst thinking about my children the clatter clatter of the MRI came back and I thought I’m going to beat this.’
The campmates were left emotional after Russell opened up about his health issues, with Vernon rushing to give him a much-needed hug.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues daily, at 9pm, on ITV.
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