Coronation Street and Hollyoaks star Lucy-Jo Hudson has opened up about her recent diagnosis after a trip to hospital.
The star, who played Katy Harris in Corrie and is perhaps best known as Hollyoaks’ Donna-Marie Quinn, took to social media earlier this month to share an update with her fans, revealing that she’d experienced a ‘strange few days’.
She said that she needed two blood transfusions after being rushed to A&E because her ‘HB levels were that dangerously low’.
Now, Lucy-Jo has shared another update on her Instagram, confirming to followers that she has chronic anaemia.
Lucy-Jo played Donna-Marie in Hollyoaks (Picture: WireImage)
Uploading a variety of pictures from the past few weeks, Lucy-Jo wrote alongside: ‘Well it’s been a crazy time of late…. But I can finally say I am now fully on the mend! Thankyou for all your gorgeous and thoughtful messages, you don’t know how much I appreciate your kindness.
‘Sooooo long story short, I was very short of breath last week, having chest pains and it turned out my HB levels were scarily low!!! They should have been between 115-155, and mine were 67…my iron levels should have been 38-48 but they were 1.5!!!’.
Donna left earlier thisyear (Picture: Lime)
The actress went on to say that she’s trying to find out what caused the health changes, but now feels ‘a million times better’.
Lucy-Jo recently left Hollyoaks, with Donna-Marie Quinn departing after a long stint as a main character, coupled with several recurring stints following her debut in 2018.
Discussing whether or not we’ll see her back, she told Metro.co.uk: ‘Never say never!’
‘I mean I’ve absolutely loved Donna-Marie and, in a show where everybody’s so glam, I’ve loved playing the downtrodden character with the yellow teeth, pale face, dark eyes, greasy hair – I’ve loved that look.’
She shared an update on social media.