Jack Fowler nearly died from his secret illness earlier this year
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The Love Island star suffered from transverse myelitis – a neurological disorder that damages the spinal cord – which left him paralysed for two to three weeks.
Despite making a full recovery, he has revealed how the illness nearly “wiped [him] out” after he was also struck down with meningitis.
Sharing a snap of himself abroad on Instagram, he wrote:
‘2020. What a year so far.
‘Meningitis & transverse myelitis nearly wiped me out at the beginning, but feeling very blessed to be out here chasing the Sun (sic)’.
A number of his famous pals reached out to him to share their best wishes and support.
His girlfriend, Joanne Baban Morales, commented:
‘Deserving of every second of this proud of you for getting through so much (sic)’.
Footballer Sam Cox also shared some motivational words for Jack and Joanne, writing: ”
‘Setbacks paving ways for major comebacks brother have fun the both of you (sic)’.
The 24-year-old hunk previously revealed he had kept his illness hidden.
‘Instagram, social media is absolutely fake. At the start of this year – no one knows this – I had something called transverse myelitis.
‘I lost all movement in my legs and my left arm, paralysed, I was in a wheelchair for two or three weeks’.
He continued to post photos of his lavish lifestyle when he was secretly getting treatment.
‘On my Instagram, I was having a wicked time, I was having a great time. I was in Dubai, I was in Thailand for all of the two weeks because that’s the ‘gram making it look like that.
‘But realistically, I wasn’t – I was going through the hardest time of my life (sic)’.