Marnie Simpson to have operation
Marnie Simpson is set to have an operation this week.
The 'Geordie Shore' beauty has been battling with a mystery illness since she left the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house in August and, after weeks of "unbearable pain", she's decided to get the problem investigated by a consultant at a private hospital.
Writing in her column for Star magazine, she said: "Doctors think I've got a chronic urine infection and the treatment I'm having just isn't working. I'm so fed up - it ruining my life ... I'm in unbearable pain daily. I'm getting put to sleep this week in a private hospital so the doctors can find out what's going on!"
The 24-year-old beauty is meant to start filming the next series of her reality TV show in the coming weeks but she's concerned the pain she's in at the moment will force her to quit the series.
She explained: "I can't go on 'Geordie Shore' in this state!"
Marnie - who is known for knocking back booze on camera - was forced to spend some time in hospital last month when doctors thought she'd contracted a serious kidney infection.
She said at the time: "I was rushed to hospital last week with a kidney infection and kidney stones. My kidneys aren't working properly and doctors think it could be from drinking too much alcohol ... I've been on medication."
The reality TV star spent a week strapped up to a drip before jetting away on holiday with her boyfriend Lewis Bloor.
She explained: "I've just got back from a romantic break in Barcelona with Lewis. We finally found a weekend when we could both get away, so we booked it last-minute.
"It was nice to escape and relax for a few days, just the two of us. It's just what we needed."