X Factor’s Katie Waissel, 35, gives health update following suspected heart attack

X Factor’s Katie Waissel, 35, gives health update following suspected heart attack

November 19, 2021

Katie Waissel has given her fans a health update in the wake of her suspected heart attack.

Katie, 35, was taken to hospital on Wednesday 10 November, where the former X Factor contestant was told she’d had what doctors believed to have been a heart attack.

The mum-of-one has since given an update to her 26,800 Instagram followers where she said that she’s “getting there", and that she's undergoing a cardiac investigation.

Sharing a selfie on her story where she can be seen holding a mug, Katie penned a string of hashtags: “#getting there #feeling better #questforanswers #testing #cardiacinvestigation”.

Following her shock hospital admission, Katie has received an influx of support something which she’s since thanked people for.

Sharing a written statement on social media,Katie penned: “I am truly overwhelmed by the outpour of love, well wishes and support from you all and can’t thank you enough.Wednesday was indeed a scary day.”

“I’m pleased to let you know that I am home and taking it easy,” she continued.

"It’s important to ask that as we investigate what happened and why medically, kindly try not to speculate or be afraid.

"I will provide more information later."


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She concluded: "But for now, I must listen to my body and take care of it. I’ve still got plenty of the good fights to fight! All my love, Katie".

Sending their well wishes to Katie, one person commented: “Glad to hear you're home and hope you don't have to wait too long for a resolution. So important we listen to our body, be gentle with yourself".

A second wrote: “Sending so much love to you, Katie and wishing you a speedy recovery xx".

Katie has also thanked the NHS and branded the health service as “amazing” in her time of need.

Sharing a photo of herself in hospital alongside a printscreen of an article branding the NHS as being “on its knees”, the 35 year old said: “Let me tell you, I was taken by ambulance yesterday for a suspected heart attack and @nhs @ldn_ambulance Watford general AND the ambulance services were / are amazing.

“I was initially told there was a wait by the ambulance call centre, but an ambulance was at my door within minutes. The entire team at Watford were / are beyond impeccable, and I am so grateful for your continued help!!,” she continued.

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