Fitness star Joe Wicks has been experiencing pain in his shoulder for one year (Picture: Getty)
Joe Wicks has spoken frankly about shoulder pain he’s experiencing, saying it’s been ‘getting him down’.
The 38-year-old fitness star took to Instagram on Sunday to share a health update with his five million followers in which he confirmed he’d had an MRI scan.
Doting dad Joe said ‘small tears’ were found in his rotator cuff muscles alongside a ‘boney cyst’.
He’ll undergo further tests to make sure the cyst isn’t ‘anything naughty’.
Joe, who has been experiencing pain in the area for more than a year, said in full: ‘Little update on my shoulder injury. It’s been clicking for a year now. It feels weak. It doesn’t feel right.’
He went on: ‘I had an MRI and I’ve got a couple of little tears, small little tears in my rotator cuff muscles.
The 38-year-old fitness star took to Instagram on Sunday to share a health update with his five million followers in which he confirmed he’d had an MRI scan (Picture: Instagram/thebodycoach)
‘Also, at the back of my scapula, I’ve got a boney cyst so I’m going to have a couple of tests when I get back to make sure it’s nothing naughty.’
Joe then frankly shared: ‘It’s getting me down man, just having that pain when you wake up, injury, just like having that pain when you wake up it’s aching, it’s affecting my training, it affects my mood. I love exercise so it’s really limiting.’
What is a bone cyst?
According to the NHS, a bone cyst is a ‘fluid-filled hole that form in bones’.
The NHS’s website adds: ‘They’re not usually serious, but they sometimes need to be treated with surgery.’
Joe is known for his open and honest relationship with his fans and recently spoke candidly about deciding to take his five-year-old daughter Indie out of school.
Joe shares daughter Indie, son Marley, four, and baby Leni with wife Rosie, and the family of five is currently in America, with Joe saying the round-the-world trip is part of the reason they’ve taken Indie out of school for the foreseeable future.
‘It’s not a permanent thing, but we want to have another year together,’ he said.
Doting dad Joe said ‘small tears’ were found in his rotator cuff muscles alongside a ‘boney cyst’ (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
He clarified in an interview with The Times: ‘It’s not like I’m saying, I’m going to home school my kids and go and live on a farm in the middle of nowhere. It’s really just about our lifestyle.’
Joe received some criticism for removing his daughter from school but pointed out that elsewhere in the world schooling starts later, such as in Scandinavian countries.
Joe shares daughter Indie, five, son Marley, four, and baby Leni with wife Rosie (Picture: Instagram)
He said in a Q&A with fans that the homeschooling decision came as they ‘just love being together as a family and want to spend more time with the kids while we can’.
‘[Indie] had a great year in reception but we have always loved teaching the kids at home and want the freedom to travel more and explore the world.’
However, he insisted his plans were not set in stone.
‘She might go to school next year,’ he confirmed.
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Get well soon, Joe!