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Gorka Marquez reveals reason behind hospital visit

We wish the star well!

Strictly Come Dancing star Gorka Marquez had a worrying trip to the hospital earlier this week, and now he's spoken out about why he was there.

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In a post on his Instagram Stories, the dancer thanked fans for their kind messages and assured them that he wasn't suffering from COVID-19. He shared a small photo of himself relaxing on the sofa tucking into a tasty treat, a far-cry from his unimpressed expression when he had to eat a tuna sandwich during his overnight stay. "THANK YOU to everyone for the lovely messages," he wrote.

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"Just to clarify I didn't have COVID or nothing related to covid vaccinations. I had rhabdomyolysis, a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle breaks down rapidly."

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He continued: "Which leads to my CK enzymes levels to be very high and that could lead to my kidneys [to] stop working. So had to get it treated."

He ended with a reassuring message, as he added: "But I am all good."

Although Gorka was sharing a positive update, his condition will no doubt worry fans, many of whom rushed to offer their support when he spoke about his hospital stay.

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Gorka shared an update for fans

At the time, one concerned follower said: "Oh no! Glad you're okay man and back home and I hope you continue to feel better soon! Best wishes being sent to you!"

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A second commented: "Oh no! Wishing you better. Sure your girls will look after you," and a third added: "Bloomin eck pal! Glad you’re back home, hope you're okay!"

His Strictly co-stars also got in touch as Katya Jones posted: "Oh no! Get better soon Gorks," and Jowita Przystal said: "Get well soon xxx sending you lots of positive energy."

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The star didn't enjoy the entirety of his stay

Speaking about his experience, he told fans: "I was looking forward for Christmas at Home but that was interesting 24h in Hospital @glouiseatkinson thinks it was an excuse to avoid all the wrapping of the christmas presents…

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"Anyway… everything is okey and I am back home having cookies and cuddles off my little nurse."

He ended his post with a tribute to the staff that looked after him, writing: "Thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at Fairfield Hospital for being so lovely to me. FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!"

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