Jack Maynard: how is I’m A Celebrity star after being rushed for urgent surgery

I’m A Celebrity’s Jack Maynard was rushed to hospital after suffering from appendicitis

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Jack Maynard has revealed that he is recovering at home, after being rushed for emergency surgery.

The I’m A Celebrity Star, 27, from Brighton, took to his Instagram story to thank his fans for all the “lovely” messages following his time in hospital.

He informed his fans that he got “appendicitis out of the blue” and had to have his appendix removed.

According to the NHS, the symptoms of appendicitis usually starts with tummy pain that worsens over time. It is possible that the appendix may have burst if the pain temporarily eases but then gets worse, which can have life-threatening complications.

Jack Maynard attends the Sky Up Next 2020 at Tate Modern on February 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)Jack Maynard attends the Sky Up Next 2020 at Tate Modern on February 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Jack Maynard attends the Sky Up Next 2020 at Tate Modern on February 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

Jack posted a photo showing himself wearing a face mask in bed, while positively throwing up the peace sign.

Speaking to his 588,000 followers, Jack said: “Thanks for all the lovely messages.

“Finally back home resting up, being pampered.

“For those asking, I got appendicitis out of the blue & had to get it removed straight away.

“Surgery all went fine, no issues, spent a couple of nights in hospital & now at home recovering!

“Thanks again guys.”

Jack Maynard updated his fans when he got home from hospital. (Photo @jack_maynard Instagram story)Jack Maynard updated his fans when he got home from hospital. (Photo @jack_maynard Instagram story)
Jack Maynard updated his fans when he got home from hospital. (Photo @jack_maynard Instagram story)

Jack shot to fame in 2015 for his Youtube channel which saw him post a series of vlogs and challenges online.

The YouTuber now has over 1.45 million subscribers.

He is also known for being the brother of singer Conor Maynard, who had a number of pop hits in the early 2010’s.

In 2017, Jack joined the likes of Georgia Toffolo and Amir Khan on the 17th series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

He had to leave the ITV show after just a couple of days to defend himself against accusations being made about him.

Racist and homophobic tweets from when he was 16-years-old had hit the headlines.

Despite this, many fans didn’t believe the YouTuber deserved to leave as controversial media personality Katie Hopkins was on the series in 2007.

However, she was the first to be voted off by the public.

Just two days after leaving the show, on his 23rd birthday, Jack spoke out in an emotional Youtube video.

He said: "I never wanted to make anything like this, I feel like I’ve let you guys down so much, I was young, I was stupid, I was careless I just wasn’t thinking.”

In 2020, he appeared on the second series of SAS: Who Dares Wins - however he voluntarily withdrew after competing in a task called Murderball.

Murderball sees the teams of contestants fight to get control of a tire and push it across the opponent’s goal line.