Pregnant TOWIE Star Billie Faiers In Collapse Drama
Scripted reality TV star undergoing heart tests following restaurant emergency...
The Only Way Is Essex star Billie Faiers has been subjected to heart tests after collapsing during a meal at a restaurant.
The 24-year-old reality TV star, who is seven months' pregnant with her first child, is reported to have lost consciousness for around five minutes during a night out to celebrate former co-star Harry Derbidge's 20th birthday.
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Speaking to Now magazine about the health scare, which happened at the start of April, she explained: "I couldn’t move. I was lifeless, my bones ached, but in my belly I could feel loads of rapid movement.
"I thought: 'Oh God, my baby's in distress.
"Gemma Collins was fanning me with a menu and screaming 'give her some room'. Then Sam helped me out to the car. I was sweating so much I had to take my bra off.
"Then I started shaking. Sam was wrapping a blanket round me and saying 'we need to go to hospital' but I couldn’t face A&E. I just wanted my bed."
She went on to explain that the next morning she became worried that she could not feel her baby moving and attempted to spur it into motion by drinking cold water and then tea.
"They made me have tea and biscuits to stimulate something... and suddenly we felt a kick. It was the biggest relief ever. Only then did I ring Greg and tell him what'd happened — he was more stressed than me.
"The doctor said it was extreme but can happen. I've been having heart palpitations at night, so it could be connected. They're fitting me with a heart-rate monitor for 24 hours this week to check for an irregular heartbeat."