Golden Bachelor star Leslie Fhima was rushed to hospital this week (Picture: ABC)
Leslie Fhima has revealed that she spent much of her New Year’s Eve celebrations – and her milestone birthday – in hospital, after a painful injury.
The 65-year-old, who recently came to fame on the first series of the Golden Bachelor, posted a new video on Instagram, explaining that she sought treatment earlier this week.
In the clip, she could be seen in her hospital bed, hooked up to an IV.
‘Hey everybody, I know that everyone was curious to know what I did on my 65th birthday,’ the reality star began.
‘I spent it in the hospital. Yes, I had a bowel blockage, severe cramping, came into the ER. They saw that I had this blockage, and that I needed surgery.
‘It was something so random – actually scar tissue from when I had an appendectomy when I was 18 years old.
Leslie shared a video from her hospital bed (Picture: Instagram)
‘If you have severe stomach issues, don’t wait 12 hours to go to the hospital like I did.’
Leslie concluded the post: ‘So, Happy New Year! I think I’m getting out today, it’s been since Wednesday morning, and I get to go home to my dog and I’m very excited.’
‘I just wanted to say, this is where I am, and this is where I’m leaving very soon.’
Leslie was among the group of women vying for the affections of Gerry Turner on the Golden Bachelor, and even made it to the final.
The fitness expert revealed she had a painful ‘blockage’ (Picture: Instagram)
The pair enjoyed a special connection on the spin-off of the hugely popular dating show – with many convinced that they would eventually tie the knot.
However, in savage scenes, the retired restauranteur, 72, decided to take the plunge with Theresa Nist at the last second.
Leslie admitted that she felt ‘blindsided’ by his decision, and fumed: ‘The other night, you made it sound like you chose me.
‘You said things to me that made me think that this was going to be it. You led me down a path and then you took a turn and left me there. That’s how I feel.
Gerry Turner ‘blindsided’ Leslie with his rejection (Picture: ABC)
‘It’s mind-boggling, to be honest, how you can talk to me all night, tell me you love me and then one day – not even a day, 12 hours later – you change your mind.’
Gerry admitted that he found himself ‘caught up’ as filming continued, adding: ‘You were the person I believed was my person until I suddenly knew you weren’t.
‘It didn’t really go wrong, Leslie. It was better with someone else.’
All eyes will be on Gerry and Theresa as they prepare to walk down the aisle on January 4, live on ABC.
The Golden Wedding will premiere on January 4 on ABC at 8pm ET.
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