The star shared a photo of herself in a hospital bed (Picture: ITV)
A This Morning star has revealed that she underwent surgery after bone tumours were found in her leg.
Holly Jay-Smith, who has appeared on the ITV programme as a money-saving and coupon expert, shared a post on Instagram explaining why she had been absent from the social media platform for a few months.
Sharing a picture of herself lying in a hospital bed, she explained in her caption that she ‘wanted to post this now’ because she is ‘ready to put 2023 behind me’.
‘A few months ago I found out I had two bone tumours in my left leg which had caused major destruction in my lower tibia,’ she explained.
‘It was months of bed rest, tests and pain before I could have surgery. (I wasn’t in a good place so I decided to come off social media).’
Less than two weeks ago, Holly had surgery at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, where surgeons reconstructed her tibia with metal work and donor bone.
The money-saving expert was inundated with well-wishes (Picture: Instagram/Holly Jay-Smith)
‘I’m not going to lie, the pain is bad and walking might be an issue for a while but I want to get back to what I love (saving money!),’ she continued.
‘So here’s to 2024 and lots of trips to Birmingham (but on the bright side I hear they have a good Primark!) ❤️.’
In a second photo shared on the Instagram post, Holly showed the sign on the wall outside of The Royal Othopaedic Hospital in Birmingham.
The money-saving expert received a rush of supportive messages on her Instagram post, including one from her husband Callum Smith which read: ‘She’s a trooper this one! Love you x.’
YouTuber Demi Donnelly wrote: ‘Sending you lots of love Holly ❤️,’ while Carol Vorderman added: ‘Holly. You wonderful woman….sending much much love ❤️❤️❤️.’
She shared a photo of the sign outside of the hospital where she was treated (Picture: Instagram/Holly Jay-Smith)
Holly also shared her post on her Instagram Story, writing: ‘So it’s been a while…
‘I’ve put a post on my main feed if you want to know why I disappeared for a while ❤️.’
More to follow.
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