'Dancing on Ice' star Rachel Stevens is hopeful she can get the "all clear" to return to the ice this week, after fracturing her wrist in December.
It was revealed yesterday (19.01.22) that the star has had to pull out her planned debut on the ITV show this Sunday (23.01.22) due to the injury, and the 43-year-old singer has now revealed she did the damage while training for the programme last month.
She said: "I've got a meeting with the consultant this week so fingers crossed as soon as I get the all clear I can go back on the ice.
"It is so frustrating but you know what, these things happen and it's the risk you take.
"I fractured my wrist at the beginning of December."
Rachel, who is now hoping to make her 'Dancing on Ice' debut on Sunday January 30th, didn't even know she had fractured her wrist at the time of the accident.
She added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I didn’t realise I had done it at the time.
"Healing time for a fractured wrist is six weeks really, so I’ve just been following the advice of the medics and doing all the advice they've told me to do to keep it strong."
ITV confirmed yesterday that Rachel - who is partnered by pro ice skater Brendyn Hatfield in the show - will not skate on Sunday following expert advice from the show's medical professionals.
A spokesperson for 'Dancing on Ice' said: "Due to an injury sustained in training and on the expert advice from the 'Dancing on Ice' medical professionals, Rachel Stevens will not skate in this Sunday's show.
"We look forward to her returning to the show next weekend."
It comes after Happy Mondays star Bez was struck down with COVID this week.
He is also hoping to return to the ice on January 30th, but he was not due to skate on this Sunday's show anyway after making his debut on last Sunday's (17.01.22) episode.
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