The starlet, 46, dislocated her left shoulder and is “touch and go” to skate with pro star Matt Evers in tonights ITV opening show. She said: “Im hoping and hoping I can heal.”
DANCING on Ices Denise van Outen was rushed to health center after a face-first scary fall in wedding rehearsals.
The star fell on her face and damaged her shoulder
Speaking exclusively to The Sun on Sunday, Denise, 46, stated: “Ive taken a few tumbles given that we started training however with this one I knew instantly it wasnt good.
Frightened medics rushed to her help and gave her immediate treatment in front of her shocked pro partner Matt Evers prior to she was hurried to medical facility.
” I was rehearsing with Matt, struck my toe choice and went flying.
” Straightaway I knew I d done something. I just thought, Please dont let it be a break.
There are now fears Denise may not be well adequate to participate in tonights opening show of the series.
” The on-site medics and physio examined me over immediately and my shoulder was rapidly iced.”
Denise and Matt appeared to begin their turn on the ideal track
But within seconds Denise stubbed her toe pick and started to fall forward before falling face first
A show medic tends to Denises injuries on set
Brave Denise was then raced to medical facility following the scary fall on the ITV1 programs studio rink at Bovingdon Airfield, Hertfordshire, on Thursday.
” Im dealing with recovering and hoping and hoping I can do my regimen.
” Its actually affected my ability to move my left arm. Its touch and go regarding whether I can skate tonight.
An emergency situation X-ray revealed a dislocated left shoulder and damage to her tendons.
” We are taking it hour by hour, Im resting as much as I can and expecting the very best.
Denise was left severely bruised and now faces a race versus time to be all set for Dancing on Ices return tonight with its 13th series.
We are taking it hour by hour, resting as much as I can and hoping for the best.
Denise van Outen
Physicians have ordered her to rest to accelerate her recovery.
Denise added: “Ultimately I needed to have a journey to health center where I was told I had a partial dislocation and tendon damage.
If she does get the green light to perform she and United States star Matt, 44, will adjust their routine to account for her hurt shoulder.
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” Weve needed to make some modifications to not put any additional pressure on my shoulder.
” Im so happy with the routine weve dealt with and I just really desire to place on an excellent program.
At a time when the NHS is so overstretched, I need to state an enormous Thank you to them for looking after me.
Denise van Outen
Denise also loaded praise on the NHS for treating her amid the Covid-19 crisis.
” Im having ongoing physio and Im determined that absolutely nothing is going to keep me from getting on the ice.
” Matt has actually been dazzling and hes taking great care of me. Were working so difficult to put on a remarkable program tonight.”
She added: “I must say that I can not thank the personnel enough for the care they offered me.
” Ive got whatever crossed that I can recover enough.”
” At a time when the NHS is so overstretched, I need to state a massive Thank you to them for caring for me.
” They were extraordinary. I am so grateful to them.
Denise is touch and go to skate with pro star Matt Evers on Sunday nights opening showCredit: Rex Features
” Ive never even skied in my life so when I stepped on to the ice at my very first audition I really could not move.
A market source said: “Denise was exceptionally brave. Shes a genuine trouper. The ice is harder than very unforgiving and concrete.
She said: “I enjoy carrying out so the top half I can do however the bottom half Ive found really hard. Youre skating around with blades on your feet.
Just a day prior to the mishap skating novice Denise revealed she was discovering it hard controlling her body on the ice.
” For anybody out there who has ever stepped on ice theyll understand its challenging and I take my hat off to all of us who are taking part. Its a big thing to take on.”
” She had a nasty fall so shes amazed the entire team by returning on her skates. Everyone is rooting for her.”
” I was stood in the middle and needed to get someone to manoeuvre me throughout the ice– so Ive gained from scratch.
The actress, 46, dislocated her left shoulderCredit: Rex Features
Ski ace Graham Bells pro partner Yebin Mok had her leg slashed open by a blade and might be ruled out for a number of weeks.
The show has sustained an accident-riddled week of wedding rehearsals ahead of tonights debut.
She described: “A great deal of it is the absolute opposite to what my body has actually been taught to do, like ballet. All of the discipline which was used to dance, you have to reverse that and retrain your body and mind.
Denise, who attended the Sylvia Young theatre school as a child, also worried she would have an accident because of her ballet training.
Former Big Breakfast presenter Denise was Strictly runner-up in 2012 and has rekindled her competitiveness for Dancing on Ice.
” I do things on the ice that you should not do, what a ballet dancer would do, and that simply leads to having a mishap.”
She was so devoted to the program she moved Matt into the home she shares with commodities trader beau Eddie Boxshall, 45, and her daughter Betsy, 10, so they might all remain in the very same bubble.
15 years of hurt
Last week US professional Yebin Mok, 36, was stabbed in the leg by Olympic skier Graham Bells skate blade.
In 2012, previous Brookside star Jennifer Ellison, 37, kicked herself in the head with her own skate blade on live TV.
DANCING On Ice has actually been damaged by injuries to celebrities and professional skaters since 2006.
He admitted hes taking additional care to avoid injury as the 2nd oldest contestant this year, after Colin Jackson, 53.
” We d spoken previously and I know hes been waiting all year to do the show. When the very first lockdown began last March he had actually just completed his run with Ian “H” Watkins on the last series of Dancing on Ice.
She discussed: “Matt has been with us because October. He was a good friend anyhow however we got to understand each other a lot more living together.” Hes simply been so lovely and made it easier for us living together.
” Hes just been so beautiful and made it much easier for us cohabiting. We live close to the rink and hes prepared for us. Eddie cooks for him. Its just been really good. Hes the perfect housemate.”.
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He stated: “I have salt magnesium baths every day. I feel fit and am cautiously positive.”.
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She described: “Matt has actually been with us because October. He was a pal anyhow but we got to know each other a lot more living together.
The Aussie vocalist said: “Mental health and physical fitness go together and the adrenaline and physical activity of going to an ice rink every day truly assists.”.
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