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Rylan Clark's mum sparks concern on Gogglebox amid ill health - star reacts

Rylan explained the situation on Twitter

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Melanie Macleod
Melanie MacleodWellness Editor
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Rylan Clark and his mum Linda returned to Gogglebox this season after his mother's battle with Crohn's forced the duo to take a two-year break, but their latest appearance on the show worried fans.

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Linda could be seen hooked up to a drip on the most recent Gogglebox episode, with fans taking to Twitter to share their concerns. One wrote: "Rylan is mum okay? Saw the drip on Gogglebox," while another said: "We were questioning last night if she was ok as we saw the tube. Sending our love."

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Rylan thanked fans for their concern, writing: "Had a lot of people ask, mum is fine, she has a TPN line for a feed… to do with her Crohn's. V normal. Thanks for asking."

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TPN stands for total parenteral nutrition and is a process where nutrients are delivered directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract, helping avoid Crohn's symptoms in sufferers.

During a 2019 Loose Women appearance, Rylan spoke in detail about Linda's illness, explaining: "My mum has suffered all my life from severe Crohn's disease and I don’t think Crohn's gets spoken about enough. I nearly lost my mum last year, again, for the third time."

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Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel condition that can affect people of all ages, though symptoms usually begin in childhood and early adulthood.

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There is currently no cure for Crohn's disease, though there are several methods for easing symptoms and alleviating pain during a flare-up.

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Rylan and Linda's fans worried for her health

Treatment for relieving symptoms includes medication, immunosuppressants, diet changes and in some cases, surgery.

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