Jameela Jamil diagnosed with 'horrendous' health condition after undergoing surgery

Jameela Jamil -Credit:Getty Images
Jameela Jamil -Credit:Getty Images

TV presenter and actress Jameela Jamil has revealed she has developed a painful health condition after undergoing surgery. The 38-year-old star of Netflix hit The Good Place revealed she had developed gastritis after her operation, which also involved a bone graft.

The painful condition, which can usually be caused by bacterial infection or the use of certain drugs like anti-inflammatory painkillers, irritates the stomach lining resulting in symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, gas, and feelings of bloating.

Jameela wrote on Instagram: "Guess who had a lil emergency operation and a bone graft and took antibiotics and pain killers and woke up with gastritis?! Please send me funny animal videos at this horrendous time. Fork everything."

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Jameela has faced numerous health problems since her birth. She was born with congenital hearing loss and labyrinthitis, which she has had several operations to correct.

She has previously spoken about how she only had 70% hearing ability in her left ear and 50% in her right ear. At nine, she was diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a genetic disorder affecting the connective tissue in the body, and at 12 with coeliac disease, an autoimmune condition where your immune system attacks your own tissues when you eat gluten.

As a teenager she suffered from anorexia nervosa, and describes not eating a full meal between the ages of 14 and 17. When she was 17 she was hit by a car while running from a bee, breaking several bones and damaging her spine.

She was told that she might never walk again, but slowly recovered after steroid treatment and physiotherapy.