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Love Island star ‘lucky to still be alive’ after sepsis shock

The 21-year-old, who appeared on the hit dating show as a Casa Amor bombshell this year, was rushed to hospital after falling ill on Tuesday morning.

Jazmine Nichol. Photo: Instagram

Neasa CumiskeySunday World

Love Island star Jazmine Nichol has said that she’s “lucky to still be alive” after undergoing emergency surgery this week.

The 21-year-old, who appeared on the hit dating show as a Casa Amor bombshell this year, was rushed to hospital after falling ill on Tuesday morning.

While at the hospital, she was diagnosed with sepsis – a potentially life-threatening reaction to an infection – and needed emergency surgery once her condition was stable.

Jazmine said that she has a “long recovery” ahead of her but is thankful for the NHS staff who looked after her.

Taking to her Instagram stories, she explained: “I'd like to firstly thank everyone for their concern over my health this past week and let everyone know what's happened. I became unwell in the early hours of Tuesday morning and was taken into hospital later that day.

“Whilst waiting to be seen my condition deteriorated rapidly to what I now know is sepsis. Had it not been for the quick thinking and action of a staff member who noticed how unwell I had become things could have been very different.

“Within minutes I had turned a blue/grey colour and was vomiting uncontrollably. My blood pressure was 70/30. It was at this point that the doctors informed my family that I was seriously unwell.

“I was fortunate to have the most amazing care and was quickly hooked up to IVs containing antibiotics and fluids. Blood results showed that I had developed sepsis - so rapidly it happened in a matter of minutes.

“Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection. Without treatment sepsis causes multiple organ failures and death. We believe this happened because I had ignored an infection whilst away from home last week and as a result needed emergency surgery in the early hours of Wednesday morning once my condition had stabilised.”

She added: “I want to thank our amazing NHS for the quick action and excellent care. I still have a long recovery ahead and will be taking some much needed rest, but I am feeling incredibly lucky to still be alive right now.”


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