Former Emmerdale star Gemma Oaten said it was “scary” being admitted to hospital and was determined to “fight back” now she is in “safe hands”.
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Gemma Oaten has said she found being admitted to hospital with kidney problems and Covid “scary”.
The 37-year-old former Emmerdale star admitted she’s had a rough few days but is determined to “fight back” now that she’s in “safe hands”.
The actress said she was feeling very “bad” before heading to the hospital, and she shared a photo of herself from her bed there.
Giving a thumbs up, Gemma captioned the picture: “In hospital and in safe hands. spooky day After further tests to sleep log out. Much love.”
The soap star, who played Rachel Breckle on the 2011 and 2015 ITV soap, said she was already suffering from Covid when problems with her kidneys started, resulting in her being admitted to hospital.
She told fans: “Hopefully I can go home in a few days.
“I have Covid, but that’s actually to do with my kidneys being in distress.
“Really scary but the NHS services have been a lifeline for me today. So bad and stress didn’t help but will fight back.”
Gemma opened up earlier this year about battling a childhood eating disorder which led to her being placed in psychiatric wards.
During her teenage years, Gemma said there was a “lack of available care” and “no real therapy” so Gemma said by the time she was 14 she relapsed again.
The situation became so desperate for Gemma that she admitted she wanted to take her own life as she saw no way to win her battle with anorexia.
Speaking to ‘Fabulous’ magazine, Gemma said: “It could have been so easy for me. I’ve had anorexia since I was 10, which led to bulimia in my teens.
“An eating disorder doesn’t care what’s right or wrong. If it captures a person, it will do everything to destroy them.
“It has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.
“People go so far as to take their own lives because it’s easier not to be here than to be here. I know this because I’ve had this in my own life.
“At one point I was planning to kill myself, but my father called my name when I was about to do it and pulled me back from the threshold.
“Another time I was planning to kill myself in an eating disorder ward, but my parents took me home when I begged them not to leave me. If they had gone I wouldn’t be here I guess. “
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/emmerdales-gemma-oaten-hospitalised-scary-26739396 Emmerdale's Gemma Oaten has been hospitalized with "scary" kidney and Covid problems