‘My heart had to be restarted’: Rylan Clark reveals he suffered two heart failures during his divorce
Clark and Neal got married in 2015, and last July the It Takes Two presenter announced that the pair had separated on Instagram.
During his An Evening With Rylan Clark event at London Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday (21 September), Clark told the audience he’d suffered two heart failures amid the breakdown of his marriage.
“It was like my body had shut down. Twice last year I ended up back in an ambulance because my heart had failed and it was really strange because I just remember for a couple of weeks going, ‘My heart hurts’,” the former X Factor contestant said, per Metro.
Clark reportedly told the audience that he had a resting heart rate of 248 beats per minute at the time.
“My heart had to be restarted. I just remember lying in re-sus[citation], because I had these pads on with all these wires, and not understanding what it was,” he said.
Clark previously spoke about his health issues that arose from the divorce on Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place podcast, saying: “My body did completely shut down. I wouldn’t eat. I went through a stage where I couldn’t even talk, which for some people might be quite handy.
“My speech was just slurred. My mum thought I was having a stroke. My body just went. I went down to 9st and I am six-foot-four.”
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