Jedward star has surgery after "life-threatening" emergency

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Photo credit: Eamonn M. McCormack - Getty Images
Photo credit: Eamonn M. McCormack - Getty Images

Edward Grimes of Irish twin music duo Jedward was rushed into hospital last night with "life-threatening" appendicitis and underwent emergency surgery.

The 29-year-old singer – who shot to fame with his twin brother John on the X Factor in 2009 – updated his fans about his "scary condition" last night (May, 22).

Taking to Twitter to post a selfie from the hospital, Edward wrote: "Just had immediate surgery to remove my appendix it was a Life threatening and scary situation but I’m grateful the emergency team have operated on me and stopped the agony.

"I’m healing and on the road to recovery!"

Photo credit: Edward Grimes - Twitter
Photo credit: Edward Grimes - Twitter

In a second post, he thanked his fans for their caring messages and encouraged them to take their health seriously.

"I'm urging everyone to please take severe pain in the abdominal area serious as I've never experienced excruciating pain like this and knew something wasn't right.

"Blood tests and CT scans indicated I needed surgery. I'm grateful it was caught in time just knowing the feeling that your body and appendix can led to you poisoning yourself is insane. Don’t brush off key signs from your body as health is everything."

He then went on to complain that: "Like of all times of the year it had to be Eurovision night here alone not watching it with John and my family and dogs is wtf."

Photo credit: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO - Getty Images
Photo credit: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO - Getty Images

Jedward first represented Ireland at Eurovision in 2011 with the song 'Lipstick', making it to the final and returning the following year singing 'Waterline.'

Referencing that second song, Edward – still in a hospital bed – then told his followers that he was about to get a catheter: "I'm literally close to the waterline. Like you could not write this! I'm about to get a bloody tube up my jeddy."

"I know this is too much info the struggle of trying to go pee! Something in my body is not connecting and looks like I'm gonna have to get hooked up to a catheter before I explore!

"Just making the most of a insane situation. Don't know what to make of this or expect but did not invision this for the night of Eurovision I would be wetting myself but now I’m literally [facepalm emoji]"

Before retiring from social media for the night, the singer posted one last selfie of his face in pain captioned: "It happened..my jeddy wasn't ready for this ever!"

He then added: "…it happened! I've officially done it all! I can't even! I cannot believe it! the release was something I never knew I would experience like I wasn't born for this."

We wish Edward the best in his recovery but would also invite him to keep the details to himself next time!

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