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Professor Green suffers pneumonia and partially collapsed lung after allergic reaction

The rapper has been in hospital for several days after a hernia operation

Emmy Griffiths

Professor Green has been in hospital for the last few days after complications following a hernia surgery led to pneumonia, a partially collapsed lung, distension and fluid build-up. The rapper has been keeping fans updated about his progress, revealing that he has been on a feeding tube and hasn't eaten anything for a week.

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Posting an album of photos, he wrote: "Right I'm on the mend. Turns out I'm only the second person in the world to have an allergic reaction to the mesh used to fix my hernia… I'm getting better. Everything is starting to work again, all my bloods are looking better and I finally got some sleep last night. If I seemed a bit emotional at times it's been because I've been awake most hours of each day and it becomes quite a lot like torture when you have your entire life taken away from you and you're stuck in a room in the most uncomfortable and painful situation you've ever been in (I've only been taking paracetamol as opioids make the problem even worse), not to mention the anxiety that comes with not knowing why any of this is happening."

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Professor Green has been in hospital

Fans were quick to send well wishes to Professor Green, with one commenting on the photo: "Well done on your positivity, strength and courage I admire you... I have followed you and your journey in hospital, you have been amazing considering what you're going through," while another added: "I'm so sorry you have been so ill! Who would have thought a hernia op could do so much damage? Glad you're on the mend."

The 33-year-old has been entertaining himself in hospital by sharing snaps on Instagram, and even posted a video singing a new tune he had thought of, explaining: " Constructive use of hospital time. Garage vibes I reckon. @craigdavid my bro what you saying??? Wanna make this sound proper?"

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