Duncan James' cripping headaches
Duncan James' spinal leak has left him with crippling headaches.
The former Blue singer almost died after vital fluid began pouring out of an old surgery wound two months ago and, although he's now on the road to recovery, he's still battling with debilitating pain in his head, which has impacted him shooting his scenes on 'Hollyoaks'.
Speaking on 'Loose Women', he said: "It's been hard for me, because what happens with the CSF [Cerebrospinal fluid] leak is it leaves you with a lot of headaches. So you've got the script and you're like, 'Oh God I've got all these lines to learn.' And you've got pains in your head and you're fighting it all."
The 38-year-old hunk underwent two emergency surgeries on his spine to fix the leak but he's been left with paralysis in his left leg and he doesn't yet know whether the feeling will ever return.
He explained previously: "I had an MRI scan at hospital in June and they rushed me into surgery. They said if they didn't operate that same day I'd be paralysed because a nerve that was trapped would die. I'd also lost control of my bladder. They said I might have to be catheterised permanently. I couldn't believe it. I thought that only happened to old people. Doctors told me I could have spent the rest of my life in a wheelchair - or died. The feeling in my leg may take years to come back - and it may never return.
"I've been trying hard to hide the issue. There has been a lot of leaning on walls and using props for support."