Big Brother host Emma Willis has thanked doctors in an Instagram post after being rushed to hospital.
The Channel 5 host underwent emergency surgery over the weekend.
In a post on Instagram, Emma revealed: “It’s been a funny old week. “A week ago yesterday, I was meant to take @mattjwillis on a surprise birthday trip to ibiza.
“Instead, at 6am, I entered Barnet General A&E with a stomach ache that was getting progressively worse.”
Emma continued: “I thought I may be wasting everyone’s time with a bad case of trapped wind 😳, but 9 hours later, I was wheeled into theatre and what they found was a horribly infected appendix.”
Sharing a photo with the doctor who helped her, Emma added: “The man in this picture was my surgeon, Marco Venza.
“He, and his team, were incredible. Thank you so so much for taking care of me and for putting me at ease every time I panicked!”
“Thank you to Amy, Scarlet, Karen, Caroline, Sophia, Jan, Mary-Beth, Gemma, Maha, Clement, Gabriel, and all the other brilliant and kind people who work on Damson ward.
“And finally, to everyone working their butts off within the NHS fighting to make it work, thank YOU! #longlivetheNHS”
Emma will return to host Big Brother this summer on Channel 5.