Gemma Collins left really unwell as TOWIE star issues worrying health update

Gemma Collins has shared an update on her health after she was so unwell, that she almost collapsed.

The television star who found fame on The Only Way Is Essex has revealed she was left "really, really unwell" and needed medical assistance after not feeling like herself.

Gemma, 41, has been suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome, an underactive thyroid and a mystery illness which doctors claimed medicine would not be able to help.

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In a new interview, the Celebrity Big Brother star said she has been working "a lot" while battling her mystery illness which she believes was a virus.

Speaking about her health, Gemma told New magazine: "I have been so ill I cannot tell you, my workload has been a lot, but I've had a virus.

"I've been really, really, really unwell. I literally had to film in Wales and I was very unwell.

"I called the doctor out and he said to me 'Look I'm going to give you medicine but I actually think this is a virus and it's not going to work.'"

The self-proclaimed diva was later placed on an IV drip and her fiancé Rami almost took her to hospital as she was close to "collapsing on the floor".

Collins originally began to feel ill at the beginning of August and had commitments that kept her working throughout her sickness.

Gemma said that "this time her body was having none of it" and revealed that she has "been on drips"

She added that she "wouldn't wish the illness on her worst enemy" but has had both Rami and her mum there to "look after her."

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In recent weeks, Gemma has been showcasing her staggering weight loss journey with her online followers after revamping her diet.

She said she now "loves her body" before adding: "I find the small changes that I've been making have had such an amazing, significant impact – life-changing choices on me."

While celebrating Rami's birthday, the former car saleswoman admitted she hoped to grow their family as she begged for them to be "blessed with a child."

Alongside a snap of the pair, she said: "Happy birthday Rami, years ago you told me: 'Gemma, you're going to make it' and [gave] me money when I needed it, I will never forget it. Please, God, you will bless us with a child one day."

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