Celebrity Big Brother star Amelia Lily has been rushed to hospital amid chronic illness battle.
The 29-year-old, who also starred in reality TV series Geordie Shore, took to Instagram on Monday as she shared the news that she had been in hospital for over two hours and was exhausted.
While the star didn’t go into the details of what was wrong, the hospital visit was linked to the X Factor star’s diabetes.
Sharing a snap of her takeaway coffee as she sat in the waiting room, the star wrote: ‘Been in the hospital for over 2 hours. Being diabetic is exhausting sometimes on us mentally.
‘All of you that have it know what I mean.’
Celebrity Big Brother star Amelia Lily, 29, was rushed to hospital on Monday amid chronic illness battle
While the Geordie Shore star didn’t specifically explain what was wrong she shared a snap of her takeaway coffee as she sat in the waiting room
By NHS definition, diabetes is usually a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood glucose (sugar) level to become too high.
There are two types. Type 1 is where the pancreas doesn’t produce any insulin and Type 2 is where the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin.
Amelia was diagnosed with diabetes when she was just three-years-old and revealed during her time on X Factor that her condition is very serious.
The star admitted at the time that there is the possibility she could go blind if her blood sugar is too high.
She described at the time how she has to adjust her insulin levels before performing to counterbalance the effects of the adrenaline rush when she is on stage
‘I need four injections a day and I’ve had it for 14 years now,’ Amelia told the Daily Star, adding: ‘I used to have fits when I was younger.’
‘Adrenalin uses a lot of energy, so I need to decrease my insulin before I perform. It’s hard to get the balance right but I always decrease my insulin just before performing to be safe,’ Amelia revealed.
‘There’s still a risk that something could happen on stage but I can tell if I’m shaking or need chocolate.’
Meanwhile in a previous interview with The Sun, she Amelia confessed that she thinks the condition has made her stronger.
‘I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t hard at times and I think any diabetic would agree with me.
‘But it does get easier and it becomes part of your daily routine. You have to stay on the ball to keep yourself healthy.
‘I did question myself for years. ‘Why me? Why can’t I go one day without having to have an injection?’ but now I believe it’s made me stronger.’