Rylan Clark-Neal's mum leaves hospital following six week stint
Rylan Clarke-Neal has given thanks to hospital staff for their superb care for his mother who had to spend six weeks in at the Royal London Hospital
Rylan Clark-Neal's mum has returned home from hospital after a six-week stint.
The 28-year-old presenter revealed the good news when he gave his showbiz news round-up to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on 'This Morning' on Monday (27.03.17).
He used his segment to thank medical staff at the Royal London Hospital for looking after his mother Linda who was hospitalised after a procedure related to her Crohn's Disease went wrong.
She often has to undergo multiple operations to remove damaged parts of her bowel and takes numerous medicines every day for her condition but Rylan revealed she returned home on Mother's Day (26.03.17).
He said: "My mum's had Crohn's Disease and unfortunately something went wrong, so she's been in hospital for six weeks. They've looked after her so well so I just want to say thank you and to people who have all been watching, she's very, very well, she's home now so we had a very nice Mother's Day yesterday so I'm very, very happy, so good on you, you've really made a bad situation good so thank you."
He followed up his television tribute with a tweet which read: "Big thanks to all the @NHSEngland nurses at The Royal London. And a big shout out to all the Crohn's sufferers! You're all Heroes! X (sic)"
Linda has suffered with Crohn's for more than 30 years, and Rylan has previously opened up about his mum's battle with the illness which has affected all aspects of her life.
He explained: "My mum lost her job because of the disease - it totally dictates her life. When she was diagnosed it really hit her hard because it wasn't picked up early enough. The earlier you pick it up the easier it is to control. I grew up with the disease as well because she was ill - it is life-threatening. It's scary. It could be difficult when I was young because sometimes she couldn't come on school trips and other times she was so embarrassed about her symptoms that I couldn't have my mates to stay over."
Crohn's Disease is a chronic condition, which affects around one in 1,200 people in the UK, causing inflammation of the lining of the digestive system, although it is most commons in the intestines
It causes symptoms including diarrhoea, intense abdominal pain, weight loss and fatigue.