TV star Matt Richardson suffering from amnesia after infection

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Matt Richardson (PA)
Matt Richardson has amnesia. (PA)

Matt Richardson has revealed that he is suffering from amnesia after having an infection.

The star - who was a contestant on Dancing On Ice last year - told fans on Instagram that he had been to a gig with his brother just days ago but couldn't even remember it.

He said he was hoping that his memories would return.

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Sharing a photo from the concert, Richardson wrote: "My brother and I went to see Green Day in Dublin last week.

"And I sadly can’t remember it as I’ve had a lovely infection which caused some wonderful affects to my brain and loads of amnesia.

"After a really cool trip to hospital I’m trying to piece it all together again."

The comedian and TV star, 31, quipped: "Hopefully the memories come back but if I owe you money, sorry you’re on your own x."

Fans flocked to send messages of support to the star, who is also known for presenting X Factor's spin-off Xtra Factor.

"Get well soon champ," one posted, while another fan said: "Really hoping you are ok!"

Matt Richardson and Sam Rollinson arriving for the world premiere of Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, in central London. The opening night of Andrew Lloyd Webber's production was rescheduled when a cast member tested positive for Covid-19. Picture date: Wednesday August 25, 2021.
The star is dating model Sam Rollinson. (PA)

"Oh no how scary!" said another.

"Love you Matt, must be such a confusing and horrible experience," said someone else.

One of the TV star's followers wrote: "As someone who suffers from epilepsy I feel your pain.

"I’ve lost many years from seizure induced amnesia, including many gigs.

Matt Richardson performs live on stage on day 3 of Camp Bestival 2015, Lulworth Castle - Dorset.
Fans sent get well soon messages to the star. (PA)

"Hopefully yours will return soon!"

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Model Sam Rollinson, who Richardson is dating, posted: "You owe me 7 hours at a very expensive spa - to pay for the harrowing 7 hours at A and E."

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