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X Factor star thanks NHS and gives health update after collapsing in hotel

Janet Devlin says she has been discharged from hospital after collapsing on Wednesday (July 5) <i>(Image: Ian West/PA)</i>
Janet Devlin says she has been discharged from hospital after collapsing on Wednesday (July 5) (Image: Ian West/PA)

X Factor star Janet Devlin has given her fans a health update after she “collapsed on her own” in a hotel corridor on Wednesday evening (July 5).

The 28-year-old was taken to hospital for further tests after she had woken up with a  “swollen jaw and a really painful wrist” which she thought was down to an abscess in her gum and sleeping “funny” on her wrist.

The singer from Northern Ireland made a name for herself when she appeared on the ITV entertainment show in 2011.

She became one of the most popular contestants after her audition when she performed a version of Sir Elton John's ‘Your Song’ in front of judges Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa from N-Dubz.

X Factor’s Janet Devlin thanks NHS and issues health update after she collapsed in a hotel

Posting on Instagram to her 136k followers, she wrote: “Just wanting to take a second to say a thank you to the lovely Drs, Nurses and nhs staff that looked after me today! Especially Tyrone - if you ever see this - you’re a legend! I’ve been safely discharged now!

“To anyone who doesn’t know what happened - I collapsed on Wednesday night, on my own, in a hotel corridor. I don’t know how long I was unconscious for but I just went to work the next day as normal. But I woke up with a swollen jaw and a really painful wrist. I thought I had an abscess in my gum and slept funny on my wrist. I was wrong. I actually smashed my jaw on the floor and my wrist too.

“Luckily I’m fine. My bloods are normal. Nothing is broken. I’ll be getting a referral to look into the heart again. Oh and resting up! Thank you for all your lovely messages and thank you so much again to the NHS.”

The NHS celebrated its 75th anniversary earlier this week (July 5), as it has been assisting the general public with vital health care for decades.

When it first began in 1948, it was the first “universal health system” available to everyone, providing a free service at the point of delivery.