Danniella Westbrook rushed to hospital with sepsis after ‘sudden health shock'

Danniella Westbrook was rushed to hospital with septicaemia, according to reports, which can be life-threatening if not dealt with quickly. 

The former EastEnders star, 48, was bedridden for several days while unwell, but is now recovering at home after having hospital treatment. 

A representative for the actress told The Sun: ‘Danniella suffered a sudden health shock. Thankfully the issue was caught early and dealt with by medical professionals. 

‘Danniella has been released from hospital and is home recovering with the support of close family. We are grateful that Danniella hasn’t suffered from any major risks.

‘Danniella appreciates everyone’s immediate support and we will be sure to issue updates on her ongoing recovery accordingly.’

Septicaemia, also known as sepsis, is a potentially life-threatening reaction, when the body’s immune system overreacts to an infection and starts to damage its own tissues and organs.

Although the symptoms can be hard to spot, and include confusion, pale or blotchy skin, a rash that does not fade with a glass rolled over it and breathlessness among other signs, urgent treatment is required. 

A source close to Danniella confirmed to the paper that it was caught in time and ‘all necessary precautions were taken’. 

Danniella recently appeared on the red carpet for a Celeb MMA party at the start of May, after having undergone surgery on her nose. 

She is currently undergoing operations to rebuild her face, including having a rib implanted in her face after her former drug addiction left her with crumbling bones and a collapsed jaw and cheekbone as well as damage to her nose. 

The former Sam Mitchell star was famously left with a complete erosion of her septum due to the effects of cocaine breaking down the tissue. 

Metro.co.uk has reached out to reps for Danniella Westbrook for comment. 

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