Gemma Collins has revealed she was bedbound for day after getting “awful” food poisoning.
The TOWIE star returned to her podcast on Thursday after taking a week-long break, and explained her absence to her listeners.
The 40-year-old said: “I took a break from the podcast last week as I’ve been quite poorly. I literally couldn’t even speak, but I’m slowly getting back on my feet.”
“I would love to give you some exciting gossip about my week last but literally I was so unwell that I could not get out of my bed.”
“I had a really awful sinus infection and it was just a really awful week – I had the funeral of my dear friend that passed away,” she explained.
After trying to “get back to normal” following her infection, Gemma went for some lunch with a friend and got food poisoning.
“Three hours later I collapsed on my kitchen floor and was being so violently sick and all the rest that goes with it – I won’t go into detail. I was poisoned – I had food poisoning. It was absolutely awful and my whole body just got so run down recently that I had to listen to my body.”
“I had to rest. It was awful, I had to cancel all my work and I was really looking forward to getting back to work this week – but I cancelled all of my work and just allowed my body to heal.”
“I had to get a nurse to come to my house but literally I was sick for days on end, it was just not going. My mum and dad came over because they got really worried and I just want to thank them so much for helping me.”
“My whole body, it was like an alien was inside it that was just dying to come out – it was absolutely awful,” Gemma admitted.
“It was just my luck, just when the restaurants opened, just when I stopped moaning about catching a cold, I then got food poisoning. You couldn’t write it, but nothing ever runs smoothly with me.”