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Rylan Clark shares details of suspected stroke amid heart failure

Rylan was suffering following his marriage breakdown

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Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
September 23, 2022
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Rylan Clark is one of TV's most-loved personalities, so his fans were likely left in shock when the presenter revealed he had several brushes with death following his marriage breakdown in 2021.

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Speaking at his event An Evening With Rylan Clark, the star said: "There were weeks that I couldn't speak. My mum was genuinely concerned at one point that I'd had a stroke."

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While he hadn't suffered a stroke, the 33-year-old shared that his heart failed during the emotional time. "It was like my body had shut down. Twice last year I ended up back in an ambulance because my heart had failed and it was really strange because I just remember for a couple of weeks going, 'my heart hurts'."

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He explained that while a normal resting heart rate is between 60 to 120 beats per minute, his was 248.

"My heart had to be restarted. I just remember lying in re-sus[citation], because I had these pads on with all these wires, and not understanding what it was."

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Rylan was unwell following his marriage split

Ryan was promoting the launch of his book 10, which documents the last decade of his life, since he first appeared on X Factor, mentored by Nicole Scherzinger.

READ: Rylan Clark's mum Linda's health: how Celebrity Gogglebox star nearly died three times

His ill-health likely worried his mum Linda, who he appears on Celebrity Gogglebox with, though she has been struggling with her own health too.

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Rylan and his mum Linda have a close relationship

During an appearance on Loose Women in 2019, Rylan said: "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."

Rylan explained his mum Linda contracted sepsis following a nasty flare-up of the disease.

For more insider info on Rylan, check out his book.

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Ten, The Decade That Changed My Future, £10, Amazon


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