Joe Wicks Spends The Night In Hospital With Injured Hand
Joe Wicks has revealed that he had to spend the night in hospital after his hand became infected.
The fitness fanatic had originally had his hand operated on in March after injuring it, with doctors placing pins inside to help the bone heal.
However, the 33-year-old took to social media this week to tells fans that although the bone had healed, the pins had caused an infection and needed to be removed.
After enduring what he called the 'the worst night's sleep of my life', Joe went to hospital on Friday (1 May), claiming his hand was throbbing 'like liquid hot magma'.
The dad-of-two said: "Great news. Bones have healed. Wires haven't broke but the soft tissue is inflamed and possibly infected. They are operating today and removing the wires.
"They've given me some strong painkillers which have taken the edge off it."
However, after being prepped to go into surgery to have the pins removed, the YouTuber was told that his operation had been postponed until Saturday (2 May) and he would have to spend the night in hospital.
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Joe explained: "They aren't able to do the operation today, they have other patients in the queue, they're a bit slower with certain things so I'm staying tonight. They're going to give me some nice morphine, and some antibiotics on the drip-a-roo.
"And in the morning, hopefully first thing, I'll be getting the wires out. I tell you what, this infection is no joke, I've had codeine up to my eyeballs. They gave me liquid morphine, it ain't taking the edge off it. It's throbbing."
Sharing a snap of the room where he was spending the night, Joe thanked his fans for sending their messages of support while he was in hospital.
He wrote: "I've got a drip of liquid paracetamol. That is absolutely fantastic. Paracetamol IV saves the day for now, almost instant effect and on the pain.
"So glad I'm staying here tonight. I woke up all night last night as it was throbbing and pulsating like liquid hot magma. Thanks for all your well wishes. Gonna get a good night's sleep, I think."
He also thanked the NHS staff for putting their lives on the line to make sure he and other patients were safe.
Filming himself, he said: "I've got a drip of liquid paracetamol. That is absolutely fantastic. Paracetamol IV saves the day for now, almost instant effect and on the pain.
"It doesn't matter how old you are, when you see a nurse or doctor you instantly feel safe and calm and relaxed.
"I just think it's amazing, the NHS, the people that are out here still grafting still... it's wonderful that people are that kind to do that and dedicate their life to helping other people that are sick and unwell feel safe and get better."
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