VICKY Phelan said she spent a “long week” in bed after the publication of her portrait in Kilkenny last week.
The brave mother of two went missing on Friday’s Late Late Show even though she was set to appear alongside the RTE legend Charlie Bird.
The Cervical examination “I’m a little better today. I’ve been unwell this week,” said the campaigner.
“Since Sunday, the day of the painting. I also didn’t feel well when I woke up on Sunday, I actually got sick a few times that day.
“Anyway, I went ahead because I knew it wasn’t going to be a long event and I didn’t want to cancel. It was in Mooncoin, I’m at Mooncoin, so I’m just a little hazy through it.”
But Vicky later explained that her health had been worsening since last week, after she became “quite ill” on Sunday night.
“I’ve been really sick since then,” she said. “I’ve been commuting recently for two days, but it’s been a long week without bed rest and lots of sleep.”
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The health update comes after Vicky returned to her hometown of Mooncoin to publish the painting.
Artist Vincent Devine’s special work has been auctioned off to raise funds for Heroes Aid, a charity set up to help healthcare workers during this time. Covid-19 Disease.
And Vicky said the painting “means the whole world” to her, and it will “last forever”.
She added: “I think that’s what my parents in particular would be most proud of.”
The beautiful painting sold in an online auction for €58,000 and it was won by a Vicky family friend David Brennan.
And he said RTE radio that he plans to lend to universities to spread awareness about the Cervical Screening campaign.
But the painting will be kept in his home when it is not on display.
Meanwhile, Brave Vicky said she was “shocked” to learn that David had purchased the portrait.
She said: “I didn’t really expect it, it went out into the left yard because I knew it was going to the thousands.
“David is a successful businessman but at the same time I think ‘this is a lot of money to spend on a picture.’
“But at the same time, I think if he’s willing to bid on it it must mean a lot to him so it really blows my mind, I’m totally emotional because I was in the US at the time. alone. “
And she added that the gesture was “one of the nicest things” anyone has done for her parents.
She said: “For my dad and mom it’s one of the greatest things anyone has ever done for them, they’re not talkative people but they’re incredibly excited and proud that David would do something like that for us.”
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8178886/vicky-phelan-health-update-portrait-unveiling/ Vicky Phelan says it was ‘long week’ lying in bed and sleeping after the release of her portrait in Kilkenny