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The Apprentice star Dillon St Paul recovers in hospital after emergency brain surgery

Hanna Fillingham
Hanna FillinghamUS Managing Editor
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The Apprentice's Dillon St Paul underwent emergency surgery last month after doctors discovered a brain tumour. The reality star revealed on his blog that he had been rushed to hospital following a seizure at work, where doctors discovered a tumour in his brain. Describing the experience on his blog as "The single most terrifying thing you can ever imagine", he confessed that the experience has made him "re-evaluate what's really important".

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Dillon experienced underwent a terrifying emergency operation last month

Dillon, who appeared on The Apprentice in 2016, had been at working on a new project for Stellar magazine with his close friend, editor Vicki Notaro. Describing how his day had began with them discussing which member of the Spice Girls their work mates were likely to be, things took a dark turn when he started experiencing a seizure. "I desperately tried to tell Vicki what was happening but my mouth wouldn't work and the left side of my face felt like it was melting... I fixed on Vicki's face but with no way to share what was happening I felt completely trapped. Reality vanished and time stopped". After being rushed off in an ambulance, doctors found an "easily operable" low-grade glioma tumour on the right side of his brain. Dillon said that despite being told it was "good news", he found it hard to take in, blogging "No part of this was a Disney fairytale".

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The brave reality star has been recovering in hospital watching Absolutely Fabulous

After his operation, Dillon recalls how on the first night he "felt like I was dying". Despite being surrounded by family and friends, the brave entrepreneur revealed that he missed fellow Apprentice candidate Jessica Cunningham, who at the time was starring in Celebrity Big Brother. Now on the mend, Dillon has been watching episodes of Absolutely Fabulous, calling the popular sitcom "the best medicine". Understandably, the experience has resulted in the star reflecting on what's important, with him finishing his blog saying "now I know life is too short, so be nice!"

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