Brenda Edwards shares health update after being rushed to hospital

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Brenda Edwards is a panellist on Loose Women. (ITV)
Brenda Edwards is a panellist on Loose Women. (ITV)

Brenda Edwards has shared a health update after she was hospitalised following an accident.

Last week, the Loose Women presenter slipped on the pavement and broke her fibula forcing her to pull out of a scheduled performance of the musical Chicago.

Edwards discussed the freak injury on the 4 July episode of Loose Women. She said: "It was very quick and and over very quickly."

Read more: Loose Women's Brenda Edwards remains 'triggered' by son Jamal's tragic death

Revealing her leg was still in a cast, she elaborated on how she broke the bone: "I was on tour and we went out for a lovely Chinese meal and I slipped, fell and broke my fibula."

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, meets singer and TV presenter Brenda Edwards and rugby player Oghenemaro Miles
Brenda Edwards meets Prince Charles. (Getty Images)

Despite the injury, Edwards also said she was determined to get back on the stage and reprise her role as Mama Morton in the acclaimed musical: "Even if they have got to wheel me on, I'm going to try my best. We're talking about it and we'll see."

Edwards had stepped in to replace Gemma Collins in the musical. Edwards played the character in the West End musical in 2007, and confirmed her return in May by tweeting: “Mama’s back.”

The 53-year-old performer's son Jamal died suddenly in February, the cause of which was later ruled to be arrhythmia — an abnormality of the heart's rhythm — from taking recreational drugs.

Jamal Edwards founded SB.TV and also directed music videos for Ed Sheeran and was an ambassador for the Prince's Trust.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Jamal Edwards attends Kiehl's PRIDE party to celebrate their five year partnership with MTV Staying Alive Foundation on July 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Kiehls)
Jamal Edwards attends Kiehl's PRIDE party. (Getty Images for Kiehls)

After his death, Prince Charles released a statement saying: "Thinking of the family of Jamal Edwards today. His work in music but also as an ambassador for a new generation, including his work for The Prince's Trust, were an inspiration to so many."

Brenda Edwards recently opened up to Lorraine Kelly about coping with her son's death. She said: "It just made me really proud to hear that and how many young people Jamal helped. It keeps me going."

She also formed the charity, Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust, which will be used to combat homelessness, support people with mental health issues and provide young people with "essential life skills".

Watch below: Jamal Edwards died of heart attack after taking recreational drugs says Brenda Edwards.

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