Gemma Collins not allowed to fly home

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 February 2017
Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins isn't allowed to fly back to the UK following her recent hospital dash

Gemma Collins isn't allowed to fly home following her recent hospital dash.

The 'Only Way is Essex' star was rushed to accident and emergency in Tenerife, Spain, earlier this week due to a mystery illness and, although the rest of the ITVBe cast are making their way back to the UK today (02.02.17) after they have finished shooting the winter special, the busty blonde has been told by doctors that she has to remain in hospital for a little while longer and won't be able to board a plane just yet.

Taking to her Twitter account on Thursday, the 36-year-old star uploaded a photograph of the 'TOWIE' cast and accompanied it with the caption: "Sadly not flying back with this lot today but can't wait to see you all when back in Essex (sic)."

And Gemma's day has gone from bad to worse as she will celebrate her 36th birthday today in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors and nurses in a foreign country.

Gemma terrified her fans on Tuesday (31.01.17) when she uploaded a photograph of her hand tied up to a drip but refused to divulge the reason she was unwell.

Alongside the photo, she wrote: "Thankyou for all your lovely messages sadly I'm in hospital in Tenerife but hope to be on the mend soon what a way to spend your birthday (sic)"

The popular ITVBe show hasn't been on screens since December's festive special but bosses are adamant the first installment of 2017 is one not to miss as they've jetted a big group of the cast mates out to the sun-soaked Spanish island.

Speaking previously to BANG Showbiz, Dan Edgar said: "We start filming on Sunday. We're going to Tenerife on Sunday. There's quite a lot of us to be fair."

Megan McKenna and her boyfriend Pete Wicks were also looking forward to getting some winter sun following their explosive row last summer in Marbella.

She explained ahead of flying in at the weekend: "I am flying to Tenerife on Sunday. I've just come back from Dubai and St Lucia. There's only a few of us going, not everyone goes. All I know at the moment is that me and Pete are going and a I think some of the couples are going. Hopefully there won't be any drama this time. I think people can relate to us. We're normal, we do normal things. When we react to things, it's real reactions. We row and we fight. We don't look back, we look forward. For a viewer, I must have been really good TV."

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