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Jessica Gibb

Love Island's Jacques O'Neill rushed to hospital after nasty accident

Jacques O'Neill has been rushed to hospital after a nasty accident.

The Love Island star and rugby player, 23, fractured his foot and has been left on crutches with his foot in a boot.

"Was hoping for a better 2023, but starting the year with a fractured foot," he told fans on Instagram.

Adding: "Head's gone."

His unfortunate start to the year comes after Jacques has admitted he still has feelings for his ex Paige Thorne following her split from Adam Collard.

The Love Island star, who sensationally quit the villa last year, revealed he will always care about Paige, after meeting her on the ITV show.

Love Island's Jacques O'Neill is rushed to hospital (INSTAGRAM)
He suffered a nasty accident to his foot (Jacques O'Neill Instagram)

In emotional scenes last year, viewers watched as Jacques told Paige he was leaving Love Island hours after Adam arrived.

The rugby player explained he had been ‘struggling’ on the show and couldn’t watch Paige get to know Adam after he firmly set his sights on her.

He also told Paige she ‘deserved better’ than what he could give her at the time.

Paige cried when Jacques told her he was leaving the Love Island villa (ITV)

Paige and Adam ended up getting together, but just missed out on a place in the Love Island final.

Outside the villa their relationship lasted a couple of months before they announced their split in October after Adam was seen hugging a mystery woman in a McDonald's.

At the time, Jacques claimed she had been “done over badly”.

Paige and Adam were together for a short time when they left the villa (Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

“Whenever I see Paige, I’m going to speak to the girl," he told OK! magazine. "I’ve got nothing against her. She’s a lovely girl and I’m always going to care for her. It’s as simple as that.

“Once you have feelings for someone it doesn’t just go, you’re always going to care for them, so that’s how I see Paige right now.”

Jacques O'Neill and Paige Thorne on Love Island last year (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

The reality star, who also dated Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma before going on Love Island, insisted him and Paige are just friends for now.

And speaking about ‘reconnecting’ with Jacques, Paige said he had ‘done her over’ too so she wouldn’t be rushing back there.

“I am in zero rush to be with a man because men are trash,” she said.

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