Strictly star rushed to hospital with serious health issue and warned she could be paralysed

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Susannah Constantine has recounted a harrowing experience of being urgently admitted to hospital due to a life-threatening illness.

The 61-year-old television personality, who rose to fame in 2001 for her role in the popular self-help show What Not To Wear alongside Trinny Woodall, 60, disclosed that doctors had warned her about the potential risks of paralysis or a brain haemorrhage. Medical professionals became alarmed when Constantine displayed various symptoms, including pins and needles, tinnitus, and a swollen left eye.

Physicians stressed the necessity of surgery to prevent a severe medical condition. However, they also cautioned about the potential for surgery to trigger additional health issues. This left the star grappling with the difficult decision of either enduring the potential consequences of doing nothing or undergoing a risky surgical procedure.

Constantine, who previously shared the urgency of her surgery last year, has now shared more details about her ordeal in a recent interview. Although the symptoms may seem minor, and the potential consequences severe, she did not explicitly mention the specific health problem she was facing.

In her conversation with OK! magazine, she disclosed, “They said, ‘It’s Hobson’s Choice; if you don’t have the operation, you’ve got a one in three chance of having a brain haemorrhage, being paralysed, or having a stroke. If you do have surgery, you’ve got a one in 10 chance of these same things happening during the operation’.”

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