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Gemma Collins shares rare photo of parents as she shares heartbreaking post

Her mum and dad are seriously ill

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Gemma Collins has received an outpouring of support after revealing that her parents are severely ill with COVID-19. The TOWIE star took to Instagram with a rare photo of her mum and dad, Joan and Alan, and shared a heartbreaking message with her fans.

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The 39-year-old reality star wrote: "Please please please take notice of the guidelines! Both my parents are extremely unwell with Covid 19! Seeing my dad cry which he never does! Was a shock and say he would rather be dead than experience everything he is going through right now... this has totally wiped him out and it's heartbreaking.

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"My mum also is extremely extremely unwell with Covid also, this is real! And please please take notice and keep your loved ones SAFE. It really is petrifying. What a difference a year makes .... STAY HOME!!! STAY SAFE!!! SAVE LIFES without your health!!! You got nothing!!!!"

"Wishing them both a speedy recovery," one follower told the star, while a second added: "Oh Gemma. Sending lots of love to them both x."

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Gemma Collins has revealed her parents are seriously ill with coronavirus

A third remarked: "I'm so sorry to hear but hope your words reach the people who have not been taking this situation seriously. Hope your parents make a good recovery x."

And a fourth wrote: "Sending you so much love and support. Hoping they both get better soon. Got a positive test myself today and was shocked. We all need to be careful and look after each other xx."

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The TOWIE star admitted she struggled during lockdown

In a recent interview with the Sun, Gemma admitted she had struggled herself during lockdown. "I've found the evenings a bit lonely," she shared.

I am a very sociable person and I like to go out and about so for me the evenings are tough. It is hard, lockdown has not been good for my love life..."

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