Charlie Webster thanks fans for messages of support: 'they've really helped me through'

Charlie Webster has updated fans on her condition after she was taken gravely ill with malaria while in Rio for the Olympic Games.     

The presenter, who was only discharged from hospital in the beginning of September, shared a snap of herself on the road to recovery, assuring her fans and well-wishers that she is on the mend. 


Charlie updated fans on her recovery

Posing while snuggled in an oversized cardigan with her brother reading his phone in the background, she captioned the snap: "Saturday night wrapped up telly watching with my brother. Recovering well. Thanks for all your caring messages they've really helped me through."

The 33-year-old was put on life support while in Rio after completing a 3,000-mile charity cycle ride, and was initially thought to be suffering from severe dehydration before it was discovered to be a rare strain of malaria, with her mother describing the period as "the worst time imaginable".

Charlie also shared a snap of a get well book made by her mother's school students. "Wonderful little book that my mums year 4 kids made", she captioned the photo. "Full of messages, you can't help but smile - hospital today to meet with consultant & review everything. Come on kidneys you can do it! Nervous!"

Charlie's mother's class made her a get well book

After being discharged from the hospital, she thanked everyone who had been there to support her.

"Hey, guess who?! After 5 weeks, I'm out of hospital, alive and finally recovering (even my kidneys have started to slowly improve)!" she said.

"A big thank you to the doctor's in Rio and to the exceptional NHS and all the wonderful staff at St James for literally saving my life. I am so grateful for all your messages of support and to my family and friends who have been by my side throughout. Massive love."

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