Former Bachelorette star Angie Kent has revealed that she is in hospital following ‘key hole surgery’ to ‘remove’ endometriosis.
The 30-year-old shared an update from her hospital bed on her Instagram Stories on Friday morning, which showed her rugged up in a cream fluffy jumper and sporting a face mask.
Angie captioned the video with a checklist of the events of the last day which proved that her signature sense of humour was still intact:
“24 hours and counting! Key hole surgery [tick], endometriosis found and removed [tick], bad hospital TV coming to an end [tick], now time to rest and heal and go homeeeeee!” she wrote.
In a follow-up video also shared to her Stories, Angie addressed fan comments about her inside-out face mask:
“I love out of all that somebody said, ‘You have your mask on the wrong way’,” she said.
“Better?” she asked as she adjusted her mask, revealing her white hospital ID band in the process.
Angie has previously been open about her endometriosis journey, admitting in a chat with TV Week in 2019 that she was ‘relieved’ following her diagnosis six years ago.
Her hospital stay comes just over a month after she and her Bachelorette beau, Carlin Sterritt, called it quits after falling in love on the show in 2019.
The pair parted ways during coronavirus lockdown in July, with person trainer Carlin taking to Instagram to report that the split was ‘best for us individually’.
According to Endometriosis Australia, one in ten Aussie women are affected by the disease which causes “the tissue that is similar to the lining of the womb [to] grow outside it in other parts of the body”.
The most commonly known symptom of the condition is extremely painful periods but women may also experience bloating, cramps, pelvic pain and pain during sex along with fatigue, nausea, diarrhoea, depression and anxiety.