PUBLISHED: 14:36, Thu, Aug 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:36, Thu, Aug 13, 2020
Strictly Come Dancing sensation Joe Sugg, 28, has broken his silence and addressed why he was in hospital, after he was left "gagging" from the pain in his stomach. The YouTube star explained that his neighbour, This Morning's medical expert Dr Ranj Singh, 41, came to his rescue after he was unable to book an appointment with his GP.
I was gagging from the pain.
In a new vlog, Joe decided to go into detail about the painful symptoms he experienced, while his girlfriend Dianne Buswell, 31, was away filming.
He began by stating: "Last Monday evening, all of a sudden my stomach started to feel like it was cramping up and as you know, I've had a dodgy tummy for ages.
"It was so bad I couldn't eat, I felt nauseous, I was gagging from the pain of my stomach."
He went on to detail: "And throughout the night it moved from the middle of my stomach down to my right-hand side, [and] as a lot of you will know, that's a danger side, that's where your appendix lives.
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Joe Sugg breaks silence on hospitalisation (Image: Joe Sugg YouTube/PA)
Joe Sugg praises Dr Ranj Singh for 'saving' him (Image: PA)
"I tried to contact my GP but apparently they were getting a thousand calls a day because of coronavirus, so I couldn't get through to them."
Joe, who rose to fame as a YouTube vlogger, went on to explain to his viewers how Dr Ranj "saved the day" after he "panicked".
"So, I panicked, I called my neighbour who goes by the name of Dr Ranj. Thank you so much Ranj, you probably saved the day.
"Ranj is a paediatrician, he works for the NHS, he's a brilliant doctor and he came round and pushed my stomach a lot and he was like, 'How does this feel?' He did a little test, he got his little stethoscope out and listened in."