Joe Wicks shares update on infected hand injury as he wakes up from surgery after hospital dash
Joe Wicks has given concerned fans an update after waking up from surgery following his hospital dash.
The 33 year old revealed on Friday that he had been rushed to hospital and was being kept in overnight due to his hand injury becoming infected.
Fitness coach Joe has now returned to social media after his operation, joking that it looks like he has "a golf ball" under his bandage.
Joe, who has been giving free online PE lessons to children during the coronavirus lockdown, had minor surgery on his hand in March after falling off his bike.
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But, documenting his most recent hospital dash, he explained he had been left in agony as his injury had become infected.
In a new upload, in which the father-of-two models a filter that shows him wearing neon glasses, he has given a new update.
Addressing his 3.6million Instagram followers, he wrote over the video: "Surgery complete. Wires all out. Infection cleaned up.
"They gave me a general anaesthetic which was awesome so didn't feel a thing and was sparko," alongside a sleeping emoji.
He continued: "Thank you @kingstonhospitaluk," after previously heaping praise onto the NHS.
Speaking in the video, he said: "Just got out of surgery, they got me in there early doors. They've taken the wires out.
"They've left a golf ball in there by the looks of things, but they've done a great job. Yeah, it's good."
On Friday, The Body Coach revealed that he had to stay overnight in hospital and was on a drip as he waited to go under the knife to remove the wires from his hand.
Sharing an X-ray, he explained: "Great news. Bones have healed. Wires haven't broke but the soft tissue is inflamed and possibly infected. They are operating today and removing the wires.
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"They've given me some strong painkillers which have taken the edge off it".
Speaking from his hospital bed, he continued to reveal that his surgery would be taking place on Saturday due to delays, as he said: "They aren't able to do the operation today, they have other patients in the queue.
"They are a bit slower with certain things so I'm staying tonight. They're going to give me some nice morphine, and some antibiotics on the drip-a-roo. In the morning, hopefully first thing, I'll be having the wires taken out."
He later added: "I tell you what, this infection is no joke. I've had codeine up to my eyeballs. They gave me liquid morphine, but it ain't taking the edge off it. It's throbbing."
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