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'Sore head' Gail Porter worries fans as she shares image of skull fracture following seizure

The 50-year-old has been unable sleep with the injury

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Gail Porter

Gail Porter

Gail Porter

Gail Porter has worried her fans as she shared a devastating image of a skull fracture she endured while having a seizure.

Taking to Instagram, the 50-year-old television personality posted an image of the back of her head showing a nasty scar.

“Sleeping is not too comfortable with a fractured skull!! Don’t have the hand book on comfy sore head sleeps! Hope you’re all sleeping well,” she said.

“Second night of very little sleep. How did you fracture your skull?” asked one person.

“Seizure/fit,” she responded.

After another enquired about the injury she told them that she fainted.

Worried friends and fans filled her comment section with well wishes.

“Darling so sorry, call you later, lots of cold compression,” said singer Samantha Fox.

“You ok? Looks nasty,” added fellow TV presenter Jason Bradbury, to which she responded “Still here.”

Another well wisher told her: “Oh ouch poor you hope you’re getting it seen to.”

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“Oh ouch poor you hope you’re getting it seen to,” another said.

Gail suffers with hair loss, and was diagnosed with alopecia totalis in 2005 after she split from husband Dan Hipgrave.

The mother of one has previously refused to wear a wig in order to raise public awareness about her condition.

In 2018 she donned a wig on live TV for the first time in 13 years.

Appearing on Loose Women, the 50-year-old wore a long blonde wig and wept as she saw herself.

“I’m definitely not going to cry because I’ve got good make-up on!’ It feels really nice, but really weird. I keep wanting to do this [flicks hair] all the time.”

“I gasped when I saw it. It reminds me of being young. I feel quite young today.”

On her decision to choose a blonde wig, Gail said it reminded her of a time before she had alopecia.

“It was kind of just, I wasn’t really entirely sure, I was thinking maybe pink, maybe something different. When I saw this colour it reminded me of being in the ‘90s and I thought, I quite like that. It was fitted for me.”
She also said that she loves being bald.

“I was going to wear it in plaits, I wasn’t sure. I don’t know what to do. This is the first time I’ve had it on. I can take it off and be bald. I love being bald, I’m so used to it. But I wanted to show other people you can get things as real as this.”

Gail said that while she wants people with the condition to be aware they have a choice when it comes to wearing a wig or not, she said that sometimes wearing a wig is the right thing for her.

“I think I’ll always be bald half the week. I don’t know when I’ll wear this. Maybe go out for dinner or something. I enjoy feeling bald, I understand what you’re saying, I want people to be aware you have a choice.”

Gail has also previously been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and insomnia.

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