Strictly star Greg Rutherford gives update after being rushed to hospital

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Greg Rutherford has shared a health update after being rushed to hospital at the weekend.

The former Strictly Come Dancing star, 36, was screaming in pain and clawing at his skin before going into a delirious state on Saturday.

During what was believed to be an allergic reaction, his fiancee Susie Verrill had to drive the retired track and field athlete to hospital due to a 40-minute wait for an ambulance.

Blogger Susie took to Instagram afterwards and revealed how her partner went into a delirious state before getting to hospital and being ‘pumped full of steroids and antihistamines’.

Now, a few days on, Greg has shared another update on what happened, first thanking people for their messages of support.

‘Just to say a big thanks to everybody for reaching out and sending well wishes, and everything else,’ he said in an Instagram Story.

‘I’m much better today. I still have itches on my skin but nothing obviously like yesterday at all. All the rash has gone away now which is great.

‘I went to see the doctor again today to get some stronger antihistamines just in case it happened again.’

He added: ‘So it’s now just going to be a case of figuring out what it was and hopefully never happening again.

‘But I do really appreciate everyone that’s reached out to me and to Susie.

‘Hopefully it doesn’t happen again because it was horrific, I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone.’

Detailing the scary incident a few days ago, Susie shared a photo of her partner – with whom she has sons Milo, eight, and Rex, five, and two-year-old daughter Daphne – in a hospital bed and described what happened as ‘quite literally the scariest time of my life’.

While visiting a friend, she received a call from Greg saying he was having an allergic reaction and felt itchy but rang her again screaming two minutes later needing help.

‘He was clawing at his skin and just screaming. Repeatedly. He ran to our car and while I rang 999 again to say I’d have to take him, we had to run every red light and I had to focus on not crashing while he screamed and tried to grab the wheel…,’ she recalled.

Quickly being treated, Greg was soon back to normal, and later shared online that he ‘never wanted to experience’ that pain again.

‘I was trying to get my skin off it was so bad,’ he explained.

An Olympic champion who won gold in the long jump at London 2012, Greg competed on the 14th season of Strictly in 2016, in which he was eliminated in week nine.

In 2019, he won the 14th season of Celebrity MasterChef.

Strictly Come Dancing is streaming on BBC iPlayer.

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