Love Island's Jazmine issues health update after developing Sepsis
She said that she is "lucky to be alive".
Jazmine Nichol, who appeared on this year's Love Island during Casa Amor week, has updated her fans on her health after being hospitalised last week.
Taking to Instagram, Jazmine revealed that she developed Sepsis after becoming very unwell.
In a story, she wrote: "I'd like to firstly thank everyone for their concern over my health this past week and let everyone know what's happened.
"I became unwell in the early hours of Tuesday morning and was taken into hospital later that day. Whilst waiting to be seen my condition deteriorated rapidly to what I now know was Sepsis."
She continued: "Had it not been for the quick thinking and action of a staff member who noticed how unwell I had become things could have been very different. Within minutes I had turned a blue/grey colour and was vomiting uncontrollably. My blood pressure was 70/30. It was at this point that the doctors informed my family that I was seriously unwell."
Jazmine went on to explain that thanks to the care of the healthcare workers, she was hooked up to IVs containing antibiotics and fluids.
"Blood results showed that I had developed Sepsis – so rapidly it had happened in a matter of minutes. Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection. Without treatment sepsis causes multiple organ failures and death."
The Love Island star said that she believes she developed the complication because she ignored an infection she developed last week.
Once her condition was stabilised, she had to undergo emergency surgery on Wednesday morning.
Jazmine then expressed her gratitude for the NHS staff who cared for her.
"I want to thank our amazing NHS for the quick action and excellent care," she wrote. "I still have a long recovery ahead and will be taking some much needed rest, but I am feeling incredibly lucky to still be alive right now."
You can learn more about Sepsis right here.