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Zoe Delaney & Sophie McLaughlin

Gloria Hunniford's "anxious" health update after being hospitalised before Christmas

Northern Irish broadcaster Gloria Hunniford has an update on her recent health scare after being hospitalised before Christmas.

Appearing on Loose Women on Wednesday, Gloria shared how she had been rushed to the hospital for kidney stones at the end of last year.

The 82-year-old spoke openly about how the incident made her worried about ageing for the "first time".

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The discussion began after the Loose Women chatted about the plans to raise the UK retirement age to which Gloria replied that the word wasn't 'in her vocabulary'.

She continued: "But for me, I like work, I think it keeps the brain ticking over and I met lovely people like you and the audience.

"For me, I like it and it just depends on what job you do and if you like it or not."

Gloria continued to reveal: "On quite a serious note, I was quite sick over the Christmas period with kidney stones.

Gloria after appearing on the Masked Singer UK (Gloria Hunniford/Instagram)

"I haven't been anxious about it as I am still doing what I have been doing since I was about 20 or 30 years old.

"But it was the first time ever [at Christmas] I sat on my chair watching TV and I thought, 'Is this what it is going to be like?'

"But do you know what? I have forgotten about that now."

The panel thanked Gloria for always being open about her health journey as last year, she shared how she still suffers nightmares after a fall that left her with a broken eye socket and serious leg injuries after tripping over a rug.


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