Gloria Hunniford was rushed to hospital after an ‘horrific’ fall that broke a bone under her eye.
The 82-year-old TV presenter suffered the accident when she tripped over a rug onto a ‘very laborious picket ground’ earlier this month, and unveiled the extent of her grotesque leg accidents as she returned to Unfastened Ladies on Wednesday.
Gloria instructed how the terrifying accident left her ‘black and blue’ in addition to fearing she may need a mind clot, and admitted she is now ‘petrified’ of tumbling once more.
Oh no! On Wednesday, Gloria Hunniford, 82, returned to Unfastened Ladies following an absence and revealed she was rushed to hospital after an ‘horrific’ fall that broke a bone under her eye
Talking on the ITV present, she stated: ‘That is my first time out [since the fall] and I couldn’t consider a nicer place to come. I had a huge [fall] this time. I tripped over a rug and I took the fall completely on my face. I took all of it on a very laborious picket ground.
‘I’ve cracked a bone under my eye, sadly. There’s a bone under your eye that holds the socket in place, and that is sadly damaged. So long as it doesn’t take the muscle down my eyesight is sweet.’
Gloria was apprehensive she may need a clot in her mind following her fall, however happily she didn’t, explaining how she was disorientated whereas in hospital.
She admitted: ‘I used to be apprehensive about a clot within the mind, as a result of a pal of mine had a comparable fall. I used to be very relieved to know that I didn’t. They [the NHS] have been incredible. They did my neck, they did every little thing they need to’ve accomplished.
Grotesque! The TV presenter suffered the accident when she tripped over a rug onto a ‘very laborious picket ground’ earlier this month, and unveiled the extent of her grotesque leg accidents
Ouch: ‘There’s a bone under your eye that holds the socket in place, and that is sadly damaged. So long as it doesn’t take the muscle down my eyesight is sweet’ stated Gloria
‘I’m largely apprehensive concerning the eye. I really feel comfy now that I do know the suitable particular person [an eye specialist] to go to if something occurred.
‘I additionally had my chest X-rayed as a result of there was a ache down my chest, which has, happily, began to go away.
‘I believed it was my sternum, however I feel it’s simply muscle. My leg is fairly horrific-looking, but it surely’s all nonetheless wrapped in stuff to assist it to heal.’
Sharing a photograph of her badly bruised leg, Gloria stated the bruising round her eye was simply as dangerous however didn’t need to share what she appeared like with out make-up.
‘I believed, if I can get a Phantom of the Opera masks to cowl [her face] that can be nice’ joked the TV icon.
Earlier than displaying the grotesque photograph, host Jane Moore warned: ‘To viewers watching this subsequent picture is graphic,’ as the opposite panellists gasped in horror on the damage.
Terrible: Sharing a photograph of her badly bruised leg, Gloria stated the bruising round her eye was simply as dangerous however didn’t need to share what she appeared like with out make-up
Gloria praised the paramedics with stopping her from needing pores and skin grafts, saying: ‘Fortunately the ambulance was in a position to carry the pores and skin over, in any other case I might’ve misplaced a lot of pores and skin.’
She additionally admitted that the fall has left her too scared to go to the outlets in case she has one other tumble, including: ‘I’m a fairly assured particular person normally. I don’t need to sit doing nothing, that’s why I’m right here at this time, but it surely does have an effect on your confidence.
‘Even in my very own backyard, steps I do know very nicely. I’m scared of falling once more. I didn’t need to stroll on [to the Loose Women set] at this time and make some silly mistake and fall over.
‘I haven’t been in a position to exit to outlets. I do assume I’ll stroll alongside the road now searching for uneven pavement stones and issues like that. Falls are dangerous, this one was dangerous.’
All wrapped up: Gloria’s injured leg could possibly be seen wrapped in bandages as she sat on the panel
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