Gloria Hunniford rushed to hospital after terrifying fall breaks her eye socket

Gloria Hunniford found herself rushed to hospital after falling over at her son’s house a few weeks ago.

Gloria, 82, was left with severe bruising on her leg and a broken eye socket as a result of the fall, meaning the Loose Women panellist had to cancel her Jubilee plans.

She had tripped over a rug at her son’s house and landed on a hard wooden floor.

A few weeks on from her horrific fall, Gloria made her Loose Women return today, Wednesday 22 June, where she discussed her accident.

Sharing a graphic photo of her injured leg, Gloria told her fellow panellists: "Thankfully the ambulance was able to bring the skin over, otherwise I would've lost a lot of skin.”

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Further detailing her injures, she went on: "I cracked the bone under my eye… there's a bone around the eye that holds the socket in place.

"So, as long as the muscle holds it in place I should be ok."

Things went on to take a turn for the worst for the TV presenter expressed concerns about having developed a clot in the brain.

Gloria said: “I was worried, if I’m being honest, about maybe a clot of something in the brain because a friend of mine had a similar fall, and I was very relieved to know that it didn’t.”

Gushing over the NHS, she went on: “[The NHS] were fantastic. They did my neck. They did everything they should have done.”

“The ambulance got there in ten minutes,” Gloria added earlier on in the conversation.

“In A&E they were amazing. People were everywhere.”

Brenda Edwards was sat next to Gloria as she recalled her accident, who Gloria supported following the untimely passing of her son Jamal.

Speaking on the show after the late 31 year old’s death, Gloria said at the time: “I just want to say to Brenda that ever since I heard the terrible news on Sunday about Jamal, they’ve been here [in my mind] the whole time.”

She then addressed viewers at home, saying: “Sometimes when a friend, or anybody you know, loses a loved one, some people say, ‘I didn’t know what to write,’ or ‘I didn’t know what to say’.

“Let me tell you something, it means so much. I know after my daughter Caron died, those letters meant everything in that period of time because you want to know, and it gives you great comfort, that people loved your child.

“So thank you very much for those and keep sending those messages, it’s really important.”

Caron died at the age of 41 on 13 April 2004 from breast cancer.


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