Danniella Westbrook claims she has 'Strep A' and was 'hours away from cardiac ... trends now

Danniella Westbrook claims she has 'Strep A' and was 'hours away from cardiac ... trends now
Danniella Westbrook claims she has 'Strep A' and was 'hours away from cardiac ... trends now

Danniella Westbrook claims she has 'Strep A' and was 'hours away from cardiac ... trends now

Danniella Westbrook shared a concerning clip from a hospital bed on Thursday night claiming she has 'Strep A'.

The former EastEnders star, 49 followed up with a selfie shared to Instagram in which she said that she was 'hours away from a cardiac arrest' before going on to thank medics from Whipps Cross Hospital for 'saving her life'.

It comes after she shared a worrying video from the back of an ambulance silently inhaling what appeared to be gas and air - which has since been deleted.

Heath fears: Danniella Westbrook shared a concerning clip from a hospital bed on Thursday night claiming she has 'Strep A'

Heath fears: Danniella Westbrook shared a concerning clip from a hospital bed on Thursday night claiming she has 'Strep A'

In her latest post, Danniella uploaded a clip to her Instagram stories of herself lying in bed in a hospital gown alongside the caption: 'Septics, Strep A and constant temperature off 39.8.' [sic].

Strep A, medically known as Group A Streptococcus or Group A Strep, are bacteria that cause a range of infections, including strep throat, tonsillitis and impetigo — a skin infection. It can also cause scarlet fever.

The bacteria, which can cause no symptoms, can be found in the throat, skin and respiratory tract of those infected.

Alarming: It comes after she shared a worrying video from the back of an ambulance silently inhaling what appeared to be gas and air - which has since been deleted

Alarming: It comes after she shared a worrying video from the back of an ambulance silently inhaling what appeared to be gas and air - which has since been deleted

The camera then panned across her looking distressed in bed before focusing on a cannula in her arm. 

On her next story, she posted a message which read: 'Huge thank you to whipps cross and the nhs. Who have managed to get me stabalised.

'They informed me that if i'd left it till morning I would of had a heart attack the pressure on my chest was so bad.' [sic] 

Update: The former EastEnders star, 49, also said that she was 'hours away from a cardiac arrest' before going on to thank medics from Whipps Cross Hospital for 'saving her life'

Update: The former EastEnders star, 49, also said that she was 'hours away from a cardiac arrest' before going on to thank medics from Whipps Cross Hospital for 'saving her life'

Danniella later shared a selfie to her grid, where she gave a further update on her condition, telling fans she was close to having a cardiac arrest and was now resting after her ordeal.

She wrote: 'Whips cross just saved my life and I am forever grateful. If you have this flu bug and tight chest ring an ambulance I was hours away from a cardiac arrest my chest was so tight . Now I need complete bed rest for a few days #blessed.'

MailOnline have contacted representatives of Daniella for comment. 

Poorly: Danniella uploaded a clip to her Instagram stories of herself lying in bed in a hospital gown alongside the caption: 'Septics, Strep A and constant temperature off 39.8.' [sic] (pictured with a cannula in her arm)

Poorly: Danniella uploaded a clip to her Instagram stories of herself lying in bed in a hospital gown alongside the caption: 'Septics, Strep A and constant temperature off 39.8.' [sic] (pictured with a cannula in her arm)

Grateful: On her next story, she posted a message which read: 'Huge thank you to whipps cross and the nhs. Who have managed to get me stabalised'

Grateful: On her next story, she posted a message which read: 'Huge thank you to whipps cross and the nhs. Who have managed to get me stabalised'

Danniella's latest health updates follows a video she shared the previous night in which she appeared to have a cut on her face and looked to be on her way to hospital.

Danniella has not said why she was in the ambulance or given any details about her recent health.

MailOnline has contacted representatives of Danniella Westbrook for comment. 

Recovering: Danniella later shared a selfie to her grid, where she gave a further update on her condition, telling fans she was close to having a cardiac arrest and was now resting after her ordeal

Recovering: Danniella later shared a selfie to her grid, where she gave a further update on her condition, telling fans she was close to having a cardiac arrest and was now resting after her ordeal

Concern: Danniella's latest health updates follows a video she shared the previous night in which she appeared to have a cut on her face and looked to be on her way to hospital

Concern: Danniella's latest health updates follows a video she shared the previous night in which she appeared to have a cut on her face and looked to be on her way to hospital

What are the symptoms of Strep A? How does it spread? And is it the same as scarlet fever? Everything you need to know about the killer bug sweeping Britain 

What is Strep A?

Group A Streptococcus (Group A Strep or Strep A) bacteria can cause many different infections.

The bacteria are commonly found in the throat and on the skin, and some people have no symptoms.

Infections caused by Strep A range from minor illnesses to serious and deadly diseases.

They

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