Dancing On Ice star rushed to hospital with brain infection after memory loss

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Comedian and Dancing On Ice star Matt Richardson has been raced to hospital after suffering a brain infection.

The TV presenter explained in an Instagram post that he "can't remember" attending a concert with his brother as the sudden and terrifying illness took him by complete surprise.

Matt, 31, explained his memory loss was caused after he'd suffered an infection which led to serious swelling on the brain.

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Addressing social media fans, he said: "My brother and I went to see Green Day in Dublin last week.

"And I sadly can’t remember it as I’ve had a lovely infection which caused some wonderful swelling around my brain the last few days.

"After a really cool trip to hospital I’m trying to piece it all together again."

Being the funnyman that he is, Matt couldn't resist making light of the frightful situation.

He quipped: "Hopefully the memories come back but if I owe you money, sorry you’re on your own x"

Fans and celebrities flocked beneath the post to send their well wishes to the TV star.

Love Island's Laura Whitmore commented: "Hope you're ok!"

Comedian Paul Smith also penned: "Ahh man, Get well coon," with a red love heart emoji.

While others added: "Blimey, how scary, hope you're ok," "Yikes that sounds a bit intense mate, rest up" and "Jesus! Feel better soon my love."

Matt stepped up to replace Rufus Hound after he'd tested positive for Covid-19 during the 2021 series of the ITV skating show.

Before Matt's appearance on Dancing On Ice he was actually left pondering over a career change after the pandemic had left him "skint".

He hailed the programme that is hosted by Phillip Scofield and Holly Willoughby for "saving his career".

In an interview with The Sun at the time, Matt explained: "I was looking at a career change or to just leave the industry altogether, because it’s tough times.

"I am of a level where I’m on TV, but I’m not a big, huge name. It’s not like I’ve got stacks of cash lying around. I am currently skint because I’ve not worked a year.

"Dancing On Ice has been a career saver."

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