Love Island star rushed to intensive care after falling off balcony

Ollie Williams has assured fans he's 'out of the woods' after the incident

Love Island contestant Ollie Williams (Credit: ITV)
Love Island contestant Ollie Williams (ITV)

Former Love Island star Ollie Williams is in intensive care after a horror fall from a balcony.

The aristocrat 25-year-old, heir to the Lanhydrock Estate in Cornwall, posted an update from his hospital bed to update fans following the incident.

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It's unclear where or how the accident took place, with Williams sharing photos of him in hospital as he begins to recover, spending time with his family and girlfriend, Laura Nofer.

"I wasn't really prepared to post this until I was out of the woods proper, which I now think I am (hopefully!)," Williams wrote.

"I fell off a balcony last weekend and ended up in intensive care with a broken pelvis, wrist and internal bleeding.

"With the incredible support of [Laura Nofer], my family and friends and some great surgeons; I'm on the mend."

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"Tough rehab ahead but I am confident along with my doctors I will make a full recovery," he added.

"I really couldn't have dealt with this mentally without all of your messages of support, so thank you. Be back soon, big love and Merry Christmas all."

Ollie Williams has made the decision to leave the show. (ITV)
Ollie Williams in Love Island 2020 (ITV)

Williams is best known for being an original member of the 2020 Love Island cast, where he coupled up with Paige Turley on the first day.

He opted to leave the show after three days, citing he was still in love with his then-ex-girlfriend Nofer. The pair reconciled on the outside and have remained together since.

Turley would eventually go on to win the show with Finlay Tapp.

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At the time of Williams' exit from the island, he temporarily withdrew from the public eye after drawing criticism for owning a professional hunting company, with many dubbing him a 'trophy hunter' for posing for photos with dead animals.

Ollie Williams was partnered with Paige Turley. (ITV)
Ollie Williams was partnered with Paige Turley. (ITV)

He later denied the claims, and said in a statement: "I had no knowledge of the stories until I had left the Love Island villa and all cast members are unaware of any news stories while they are on the programme.

"I did not shoot any of the animals shown in the photographs nor have I ever shot as a trophy hunter."

"I did volunteer to take part in the conservation and anti-poaching programme in Mozambique, a part off which involves old or sick animals being culled. I was there as an observer."

He continues to post photos of his hunts on the Cornish Sporting Agency Instagram page.

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