Strictly Come Dancing’s Amy Dowden reveals ‘never-ending health nightmare’ after being rushed to hospital

STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Amy Dowden has revealed she’s been dealt a fresh health blow just three weeks after finishing chemotherapy treatment.

In a new Instagram video, the crestfallen professional dancer, 33, told fans she was rushed to hospital on Monday and diagnosed with a blood clot on the lung.

Amy Dowden has a blood clot in her lung

Doctors had feared it was on its way to her heart, however, further inspection established that was not the case.

Speaking from her home, Amy said: “Unfortunately I’ve had another nightmare this week. Just seems to be never-ending…

“They were really worried that the clot was travelling to my heart or effecting my heart. Lucky enough, it’s not.”

Amy showed puncture marks on her wrist and hands and said she’d had drips “everywhere”.


She called the development a “shock” and explained how she now needs painful blood-thinning injections in her stomach for the foreseeable future.

“Just been really frustrated,” continued Amy. “I had lots planned this week, voice-overs, just getting my life back and it just seems to be, like with my foot, as soon as I get it back something comes…

“You get into your head once you finish chemo that’s it, but you learn it really isn’t…”

Always looking for the positives, Amy took some joy in the fact she was back home, cosy with the Christmas tree up.

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The popular star also admitted she thought her hair would have grown back at a quicker rate than it currently is and lamented the loss of her eyebrows.

She said: “Hopefully now, that’s it. I think I’ve had enough.”

Amy, who also lives with Crohn’s Disease, was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in May.

She underwent a full mastectomy before having chemotherapy and was also found to have had blood clots in the summer.

Despite her myriad setbacks, Amy rang the bell at her hospital three weeks ago to signal the end of her cancer treatment, and she had hoped to dance on Strictly in some capacity before the end of the year.

However, a newly-fractured foot meant that dream was shattered and her big comeback will have to wait a little longer.

She said: “Absolutely gutted and heartbroken as this means the plans for me to dance in the Strictly Ballroom this year are no longer possible.

“This is what has kept me going the past few months. 2023 is certainly not my year, roll on 2024 I say!”

Amy has had one blow after another this yearCredit: Amy Dowden/Instagram



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