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John Barrowman claimed he will 'be fine' for his appearance on Dancing On Ice, after undergoing spinal injections for his recent neck injury.

The actor, 52, had been forced to cancel a string of his A Fabulous Christmas live shows over the weekend, in Bristol and Glasgow respectively, as he was left unable to move.

And speaking live from Manchester during Monday's This Morning, John reassured co-hosts Holly Willougbhy and Phillip Schofield that he would be able to take to the ice come January.

Reassuring: On Monday, John Barrowman claimed he will 'be fine' for Dancing On Ice appearance after undergoing spinal injections with 'big needles' following 'severe neck injury'

Reassuring: On Monday, John Barrowman claimed he will 'be fine' for Dancing On Ice appearance after undergoing spinal injections with 'big needles' following 'severe neck injury'

Of what happened, he explained: 'I was doing a TV appearance a couple of days ago and they asked me to come on and do this dance move, which I did and my brain thought I was 20 years old again, and I did some kind of a drop. 

'And when I fell down on the ground I ruptured my C5 and C6 vertebrae, which then ruptured the facet joint. I’ve got to get the technical terms right.

'So it caused a severe amount of pain to the point that when I was in rehearsals it started getting worse and worse and by the end of rehearsal the other day I literally was on my knees in agony. 

'I couldn’t sing because I couldn’t extend my jaw to sing and so the pain was so bad. I was literally on my knees in tears and had to be taken to the hospital to have it all checked out.'

Operation: Calling the incident 'frightening', John revealed his neurosurgeon brother-in-law gave him 'an injection into the vertebrae and put steroids in there

Operation: Calling the incident 'frightening', John revealed his neurosurgeon brother-in-law gave him 'an injection into the vertebrae and put steroids in there 

Calling the incident 'frightening', John revealed his brother-in-law is 'one of the top neurosurgeons in the UK' and gave him 'an injection into the vertebrae and then to put steroids in there to alleviate the stress and the pain, to reduce the swelling in the facet joint.'

He said of how its helped with the injury: 'I have to say today I feel probably about 70-80% better. I have movement in my neck, I can talk and I have a rehearsal for a show tonight in Manchester, so fingers crossed.' 

Then referring to his upcoming appearance on the dance reality show, John concluded: 'I’m just glad that it wasn’t something that was going to debilitate me… I’ll be fine for Dancing on Ice, don’t you worry, I cannot wait!'

Doing well: John said of how its helped with the injury, 'I have to say today I feel probably about 70-80% better. I have movement in my neck'

Doing well: John said of how its helped with the injury, 'I have to say today I feel probably about 70-80% better. I have movement in my neck'

Delighted: Then referring to his upcoming appearance on the dance reality show, John concluded: 'I’ll be fine for Dancing on Ice, don’t you worry, I cannot wait!'

Delighted: Then referring to his upcoming appearance on the dance reality show, John concluded: 'I’ll be fine for Dancing on Ice, don’t you worry, I cannot wait!'

This comes after the actor updated his social media following on Instagram after he was forced to pull out of a live performance on Saturday due to a 'severe neck injury'.

John revealed that he has undergone multiple intraspinal injections which acts as an anti-inflammatory and will help him to move once again.

Filming himself, he said: 'It's 2:30 in the morning and I've just had to wake up and take another pain killer and inflammatory. Scott says I'm going to have some small needles... and some very big ones put into my neck so I'll let you know how it goes.

Update: This comes after the actor updated his social media following on Instagram after he was forced to pull out of a live performance on Saturday due to a 'severe neck injury'

Update: This comes after the actor updated his social media following on Instagram after he was forced to pull out of a live performance on Saturday due to a 'severe neck injury'

'I can't really move that much ...so that's it.'

He also reported that the MRI scan results came through and that he was diagnosed with a C5/6 facet joint injury.

'Hopefully a series of intraspinal

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