Jennifer Ellison was rushed to hospital after finding herself unable to breathe following a life-threatening allergic reaction over the weekend.
The former Brookside star recalled the frightening encounter on Facebook, explaining how she was rushed to Accident & Emergency after she went into anaphylactic shock from eating peanuts.
The mum of three referred to the incident as “one of the scariest nights” of her life, as her throat closed up and she was left unable to breathe.
After being given two adrenaline shots during her stay at Whiston hospital in Merseyside, Jennifer, 33, shared photos showing the rashes all over her body.
“Had one of the scariest nights ever! Had an anaphylactic reaction to peanuts! Been eating them for 33 years!” she wrote on the social media site, reports the Liverpool Echo.
“Anyway ended up calling an ambulance as my throat closed over and I literally could not breathe!” she added.
The actress and TV host then said she must now carry an epi-pen in case of future reactions, before thanking her nearest and dearest for their emotional support throughout the ordeal, as well as the NHS staff for taking care of her.
“2 adrenaline shots later and a resus stay and it turns out I’m allergic to nuts,” she wrote, adding: “Got to carry an epi pen everywhere with me! This is going to be fun!
“Thanks to all the amazing staff at Whiston hospital for being so fantastic and my mum for turning up so quickly and Rob Tickle for calming me down and staying with me x.”
This health scare comes after Jen, who recently took part in ITV’s Sugar Free Farm, revealed she had lost two stone – dropping four dress sizes – in just three months.
Alongside a mirror selfie at the gym, the Dance Mum star wrote on Instagram: “Ok so today was measurements day!!! So proud to say I’velost a further massive 6.5 inches of body fat in a month!
“And today I felt brave enough to take a pic after training without a big baggy top over!!! I’ve gone from a size 18 to a 10 in just over 3 months!
“I still have a long way to go to get back to what I was was but 2 stone lighter and 27 inches of body fat later im feeling SOOOO much better!”
Congrats Jen, you look fantastic!