Amy Dowden reveals she was rushed to hospital after suffering another health blow – three weeks after finishing chemo amid breast cancer battle

Amy Dowden has revealed she was rushed to hospital on Monday after suffering another health blow following her breast cancer battle.

The professional dancer, 32, who completed her chemotherapy treatment three weeks ago, said she was diagnosed with a blood clot on her lung but is recovering well.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the Strictly Come Dancing star detailed her ‘nightmare week’.

Speaking to her fans in a video, Amy shared: ‘Unfortunately I’ve had another nightmare this week. Just seems to be never-ending… 

‘I was rushed into hospital on Monday and it come to my knowledge on Tuesday that I’ve got another blood clot on my lung.

Amy Dowden, 32, has revealed she was rushed to hospital on Monday after suffering another health blow following her breast cancer battle

The professional dancer, who completed her chemotherapy treatment three weeks ago, said she was diagnosed with a blood clot on her lung but is recovering well

The professional dancer, who completed her chemotherapy treatment three weeks ago, said she was diagnosed with a blood clot on her lung but is recovering well

‘They were really worried that the clot was travelling to my heart or effecting my heart. Lucky enough, it’s not.

‘You can see I’ve had drips everywhere on my hands a lot. Obviously this is a shock and it just means now I’m really gutted because I was on blood thinners anyway from the blood clots in my arm.

‘And now I’ve got a blood clot on my lung, obviously because it’s so close to my heart that’s a risk. 

‘I’m now on blood thinning injections which are not nice and are really sore in the stomach.

‘I’ve just been really frustrated, lots of plans this week and it just seems to mean as soon as I get it back you know something comes up.

‘I think we get into our heads that when we finish chemo that’s it, but you learn it really isn’t. Chemo stays in your body for six weeks and I’ve only just finished treatment three weeks ago.

‘So yeah I just wanted to update you all, so I’m home now after a couple days in hospital.’

It comes after Amy shared the sad news that she had broken her foot just days after ringing the bell when she completed her chemotherapy treatment, earlier this month.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the Strictly Come Dancing star detailed her 'nightmare week' and shared: 'I was rushed into hospital on Monday and it come to my knowledge on Tuesday that I've got another blood clot on my lung.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the Strictly Come Dancing star detailed her ‘nightmare week’ and shared: ‘I was rushed into hospital on Monday and it come to my knowledge on Tuesday that I’ve got another blood clot on my lung.

Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer in May, and underwent a mastectomy in July

It comes after Amy shared the sad news that she had broken her foot just days after ringing the bell when she completed her chemotherapy treatment, earlier this month

It comes after Amy shared the sad news that she had broken her foot just days after ringing the bell when she completed her chemotherapy treatment, earlier this month 

Amy posted a picture of her foot strapped up in a boot as she shared her devastation over the situation in a new post on her Instagram page.

She wrote: ‘Not the week I was hoping for since finishing chemo. Port out but unfortunately gained a boot for a fractured foot.

‘Absolutely gutted and heartbroken as this means the plans for me to dance in the Strictly Ballroom this year are no longer possible.

‘This is what has kept me going the past few months. 2023 is certainly not my year, roll on 2024 I say!’

She recently dazzled in a striking photoshoot for Women’s Health UK while opening up about her breast cancer diagnosis as the magazine’s December cover star. 

She was the picture of confidence in the glamorous spread as she spoke about the life-changing ordeal she has faced since her diagnosis in May. 

The star featured in a set of stunning new images as she posed without her wig – as she hopes to inspire others who find themselves in her situation. 

The dancer added: ‘I just want to be treated as normal. When I’m walking outside and I’ve got my headscarf on, I don’t want looks of sympathy or feeling sorry for me – I’m Amy

She recently dazzled in a striking photoshoot for Women's Health UK while opening up about her breast cancer diagnosis as the magazine's December cover star (pictured at the Pride Of Britain)

She recently dazzled in a striking photoshoot for Women’s Health UK while opening up about her breast cancer diagnosis as the magazine’s December cover star (pictured at the Pride Of Britain)

Amy underwent a mastectomy in July after her initial diagnosis in May

Amy underwent a mastectomy in July after her initial diagnosis in May

Amy announced earlier this year that she could no longer compete on the show following her chemotherapy treatment (pictured in January 2023 on Strictly)

Amy announced earlier this year that she could no longer compete on the show following her chemotherapy treatment (pictured in January 2023 on Strictly)

While she has not been performing, Amy has appeared on several occasions as a guest on the programme with her former co-stars (pictured with Dianne Buswell)

‘Sometimes, people don’t know how to address it. Just ask how I am – I will answer you.  We don’t want you to feel sorry for us. We’re embracing it. Stand strong with us…Don’t give me that pity look – I don’t need it!’

Amy underwent a mastectomy in July after her initial diagnosis in May.

Speaking of her husband and former dance partner Ben Jones – who has been there from the start with her Crohn’s diagnosis – she added: ‘Nothing will ever break us now!’

Amy beamed for photos with doctors and nurses at the Sheldon Unit as she rang the traditional end of treatment bell to celebrate.

The dancer was all smiles as she was surprised by family and friends at the hospital who wore matching pink T-shirts and bought balloons, flowers and cake for her. 

The BBC star admitted it was her ‘toughest journey yet’ as she opened up about completing chemotherapy and thanked everyone for their support.

She penned: ‘Still can’t believe I had my last chemo on Thursday. The relief is like no other. But I couldn’t have got through it without these guys. 

‘Honestly the Sheldon unit truly are real heroes. Selfless, hardworking, caring team who puts all their patients first and for me always kept me at ease when I would have my melt downs, doubts and worries oh and of course listen to all my stories ( mainly dancing). Will forever be grateful to you all!

Amy revealed she is still in 'disbelief' as she opened up about having her final chemotherapy treatment three weeks ago (pictured with her husband Ben)

Amy revealed she is still in ‘disbelief’ as she opened up about having her final chemotherapy treatment three weeks ago (pictured with her husband Ben)

Supportive: Amy beamed for photos with doctors and nurses at the Sheldon Unit as she rang the traditional end of treatment bell to celebrate

Supportive: Amy beamed for photos with doctors and nurses at the Sheldon Unit as she rang the traditional end of treatment bell to celebrate

Surprise: The dancer was all smiles as she was surprised by family and friends at the hospital who wore matching pink T-shirts and bought balloons, flowers and cake for her

Surprise: The dancer was all smiles as she was surprised by family and friends at the hospital who wore matching pink T-shirts and bought balloons, flowers and cake for her

‘But also my family and friends. You know who you are. The chemo club, to helping Ben and myself out with anything and everything. My parents for coming to stay and help every session. 

‘I loved my surprise of you all being there with T-shirts, balloons, flowers and cake when I rang that chemo bell! THANK YOU! 

‘My toughest journey yet but I did it. Honestly so many to thank but it’s so appreciated. All your love and support throughout this stage has been utterly amazing and I’ll never be able to thank you enough.’

Ahead of the big day Amy admitted she had been ‘crying all morning’ as she arrived for her eighth and final round of chemo with her husband Ben.

She later shared a photo of herself and two others who had also completed their chemotherapy treatment.

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