Marcel Somerville has told how he “nearly died” on the weekend after being admitted to hospital with an unknown illness.
The Love Island star and former Blazin’ Squad rapper shared a message from his hospital bed.
He told his 648,000 Instagram followers: “This is just a message to everyone that has been sending all their prayers and blessings.
“They don’t go missed, I really appreciate them, I really need them right now.
“It’s been a very, very hard few days for me.
“Saturday was literally the worst day of my life and I nearly died but just keep sending them my way because I really need them.”
Somerville also shared a video of his hospital bed, showing his arm attached to wires and a drip.
“All the wires,” he wrote alongside a blue NHS heart.
Somerville has been spending lockdown with his girlfriend Rebecca Vieira.
She posted a series of photos of them together on Monday morning, writing: “My sun & stars – i love you.”
Somerville replied, saying “I miss you baby” before Vieira said: “You’ll be back home with me soon. I love u.”
Somerville found fame as part of Blazin’ Squad and later appeared on Love Island’s third series in 2017.
He partnered with ex-girlfriend Gabby Allen and the pair finished in fourth place, but split soon after the show.