Strictly’s Claudia Fragapane reveals she was rushed to hospital after accident during trial

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Claudia Fragapane has revealed she was rushed to hospital late last month, after a ‘scary’ accident during trials.

The Olympic gymnast, 23, took to Instagram on Thursday to explain that she had been quiet on social media in recent days because of the harrowing incident.

And, to illustrate the serious nature of the accident, she shared a picture of herself in hospital on a stretcher, with extra padding supporting her head.

Rushed to hospital: Former Strictly Come Dancing star Claudia Fragapane has revealed she was rushed to hospital late last month, after a 'scary' accident during trials

Rushed to hospital: Former Strictly Come Dancing star Claudia Fragapane has revealed she was rushed to hospital late last month, after a 'scary' accident during trials

Rushed to hospital: Former Strictly Come Dancing star Claudia Fragapane has revealed she was rushed to hospital late last month, after a ‘scary’ accident during trials

Captioning the image, she wrote: ‘Most scariest experience of my life happened, the feeling where you don’t know what damage you have done!

‘I had Doctors & Nurses telling me the worse that can happen. I didn’t have anyone at the hospital with me due to covid. My coaches was waiting outside for me for hours.

‘Lying on my back looking at the ceiling for hours thinking what is going to happen to me was the worst feeling.

‘When the incident happened while I was competing at my trial on floor I had the best physio & team around me, going through all the procedures & getting me on the stretcher to be put in the ambulance on my way to hospital.

Stretcher: To illustrate the serious nature of the accident, she shared a picture of herself in hospital on a stretcher, with extra padding supporting her head

Stretcher: To illustrate the serious nature of the accident, she shared a picture of herself in hospital on a stretcher, with extra padding supporting her head

Stretcher: To illustrate the serious nature of the accident, she shared a picture of herself in hospital on a stretcher, with extra padding supporting her head

‘Everyone was so good to me & I can’t thank everyone enough! I’m thankful there is no damage! I can wiggle my toes, I can walk, I can move my body.

‘I just have a concussion so that’s why I haven’t been active on social media lately, I’ve been resting a lot! I scared a lot of people including myself but I am fit, healthy & there is nothing to worry about.’

Concluding her post, she wrote: ‘Thank you again to everyone involved… This won’t stop me. ~Frags~ x (sic).’

Hours later, she returned to her Instagram account to share a video, in which she assured her followers that she was, indeed, injured, given the date of her post.

Social media: The Olympic gymnast, 23, took to Instagram on Thursday to explain that she had been quiet on social media in recent days because of the harrowing incident

Social media: The Olympic gymnast, 23, took to Instagram on Thursday to explain that she had been quiet on social media in recent days because of the harrowing incident

Social media: The Olympic gymnast, 23, took to Instagram on Thursday to explain that she had been quiet on social media in recent days because of the harrowing incident

Sweet: She also shared snapshots of all the bouquets she has received as she recovers at home

Sweet: She also shared snapshots of all the bouquets she has received as she recovers at home

Sweet: She also shared snapshots of all the bouquets she has received as she recovers at home

She said: ‘Hey guys, so I just wanna say thank you for the lovely comments and everything, but also it’s very true what I posted. I’m not making it up.

‘I’ve seen some of the comments. I picked an April Fool’s Day to post it, which was silly of me, and I don’t know why I did that.

‘But you know me, I always make mistakes on social media, so year. Just surprised I spelled everything right on the caption.’

Claudia won an impressive four gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games when she was aged just 16, before competing on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016. 

Golden girl: Claudia won an impressive four gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games (pictured) when she was aged just 16

Golden girl: Claudia won an impressive four gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games (pictured) when she was aged just 16

Golden girl: Claudia won an impressive four gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games (pictured) when she was aged just 16

Strictly: She appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016 and narrowly missed out on competing in the final. Seen with her professional partner AJ Pritchard

Strictly: She appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016 and narrowly missed out on competing in the final. Seen with her professional partner AJ Pritchard

Strictly: She appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016 and narrowly missed out on competing in the final. Seen with her professional partner AJ Pritchard

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