Joey Essex Shares Post-Surgery Photo From His Hospital Bed

Remember when it was kind of the ‘in thing’ for celebs to share selfies from their hospital beds? Well Joey Essex appears to bringing it back, with the TOWIE star taking to his Instagram account to post a post-surgery photo of himself in hospital.

N’aww, poor Joe.

Joey had been admitted to hospital to have four of his wisdom teeth removed, captioning the snap with: “4 wisdom teeth out this morning… Recovery so far is going well, ouchhhh”.

He had previously posted a photo of himself brandishing his hospital bracelet, leaving fans concerned about why he was in hospital and whether or not he was okay.

Send some grapes to Joey’s hospital room pronto, yeah? Oh… But make sure that they are mashed…

The procedure comes after Joey paid tribute to his late mother on her birthday yesterday, with the Essex boy posting an adorable throwback and writing alongside it: “Miss you forever… Happy birthday mum… I know your looking down on me”.

Joey was just ten years old when his mother tragically passed away and he has previously admitted that her sudden passing may have affected his education.

He revealed in his autobiography: “Some people reckoned I stopped learning because of what happened to my mum. Almost like I froze in time. I don’t know about that but I remember it hitting me really hard.”

He added: “We didn’t know mum had committed suicide for about two years. Dad didn’t tell us how it happened to start with, he just said she fell over in an accident.

“I guess he was trying to protect us and I don’t think he wanted to deal with it himself. I was convinced she was staying in a hotel and was coming back.”