Emma Willis Praises NHS After She’s Forced To Undergo Emergency Surgery

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Emma Willis sung the praises of the war-wounded NHS after revealing she was recently forced to undergo emergency surgery.

‘The Voice UK’ and ‘Big Brother’ host uploaded a photo on Instragram of her in a hospital gown alongside the surgeon who ultimately saved her life after her appendix became “horribly infected”. 

“It’s been a funny old week….A week ago yesterday, I was meant to take @mattjwillis on a surprise birthday trip to ibiza,” she captioned the image. “Instead, at 6am, I entered Barnet General A&E with a stomach ache that was getting progressively worse.
“I thought I may be wasting everyone’s time with a bad case of trapped wind, but 9 hours later, I was wheeled into theatre and what they found was a horribly infected appendix.”


It’s been a funny old week…. Post 1 of 2… A week ago yesterday, I was meant to take @mattjwillis on a surprise birthday trip to ibiza. Instead, at 6am, I entered Barnet General A&E with a stomach ache that was getting progressively worse. I thought I may be wasting everyone’s time with a bad case of trapped wind 😳, but 9 hours later, I was wheeled into theatre and what they found was a horribly infected appendix. The man in this picture was my surgeon, Marco Venza. He, and his team, were incredible. Thank you so so much for taking care of me and for putting me at ease every time I panicked!Thank you to Amy, Scarlet, Karen, Caroline, Sophia, Jan, Mary-Beth, Gemma, Maha, Clement, Gabriel, and all the other brilliant and kind people who work on Damson ward. And finally, to everyone working their butts off within the NHS fighting to make it work, thank YOU! #longlivetheNHS

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Emma continued: “The man in this picture was my surgeon, Marco Venza. He, and his team, were incredible. Thank you so so much for taking care of me and for putting me at ease every time I panicked!”

She concluded the post by thanking everyone who had been a part in helping her to get well again and praised those who fight to keep the National Health Service, providing healthcare to all British citizens regardless of their backgrounds, a privilege we all enjoy.

“Thank you to Amy, Scarlet, Karen, Caroline, Sophia, Jan, Mary-Beth, Gemma, Maha, Clement, Gabriel, and all the other brilliant and kind people who work on Damson ward. And finally, to everyone working their butts off within the NHS fighting to make it work, thank YOU! #longlivetheNHS”

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