Davina McCall has shocked fans after revealing she has been silently suffering with an injury that’s put her ‘out of action’.
Fans rallied around the 51-year-old after she admitted she was too ‘embarrassed’ to discuss her painful injury, which has forced her to reassess her strict exercise regime.
Admitting she didn’t feel like she could be honest because she’s known as the “exercise lady”, Davina shared a very candid post on Instagram to explain why she hadn’t been sharing so much of her training.
“I’ve been a bit quiet on the exercise front because I’ve been out of action… I have this thing where because I’m exercise lady I feel I can’t be injured… but sometimes s**t happens,” she said.
“I had a niggle in my hip… quite a long time ago now.. had an x Ray no arthritis, thank goodness, not a back issue … so I paired down my training , but every time it got a bit better and I upped my training it got bad again.
“I started to worry a bit. But didn’t talk to anyone about it. Think I was embarrassed.. about being injured. Felt like I couldnt share it., like I have to be bulletproof. Well I’m not.”
Last week Davina finally went to a specialist who told her she’s torn an iliofemoral band, which she described as a relief.
She continued, “To actually know what it is and that I can actually do something about it. Got some treatment… still a bit sore but he has said he is going to rebuild me 💪🏻and I can get back to where I was 🙏🏻.”
The TV star admitted she is finding it hard to motivate herself but she hopes to soon be back to her usual ‘bouncy self’.
And it did not take long for her fans to share their support.
One said, “You are only human. Least you are being honest with yourself x.”
Another added, “Wishing you a speedy recovery xx it took courage to share and I hope this helps other people in the future. Take care.”
And a third said, “Sorry to hear you’re injured but you got this and will be bouncing back in no time.”