Paddy McGuinness has posted a photo of himself revealing he’s suffering from arthritis at the age of just 44.
The star confirmed his shock diagnosis on Tuesday night as he shared the image of himself with a large plaster on his right shoulder, after having a steroid injection to loosen the joint, the Mirror reports .
“Morning! Nursing a poorly shoulder today. I had an ultra sound steroid injection in it yesterday. The reason, arthritis? I’m 44! #knackered #shoulderfrigged ,” the Take Me Out presenter captioned it with his typical humour.
While arthritis can affect anyone at any age, it’s more likely to occur in older people.
His pal Jamie Redknapp told Paddy over Instagram: “Still looking good though pal . See you Friday big man.”
Olly Murs crudely joked: “Wow it’s your right arm as well! Stop using that arm so much.”
Just two days ago, Paddy was tearing around a football field for the star-studded Soccer Aid event to raise money for Unicef.
He was joined by John Bishop, Lee Mack, Olly, Joe Wicks , Michael Owen, Nicky Byrne, Robbie Williams and Mo Farah at Manchester’s Old Trafford ground on Sunday, and could be seen sprinting around the pitch with his arms above his head in celebration as his team won on penalties.
While Paddy has been keeping his diagnosis to himself, he did hint that he was in pain in a recent Instagram video.
He shared footage of himself with his Keith And Paddy Picture Show co-star Keith Lemon, with Keith giving him a shoulder massage while Paddy sat in the makeup chair.
But he seemed to flinch when Keith pushed down too hard, jumping in his chair and twisting round when Keith revealed it was him giving the massage, not the professional masseuse he was expecting.
“Behind the scenes from Pretty Woman on The Keith and Paddy Picture Show. I was in the middle of a neck and shoulder massage on our makeup truck when this happened! I still feel dirty. #KeithandPaddy #ManMassage ,” Paddy captioned the vid.
A spokesperson for Arthritis Research UK said: “We’re grateful to Paddy McGuinness for speaking out and showing other young people with arthritis that they are not alone.
“People often think of arthritis as an older person’s disease. But Paddy is actually one of 11.8m people under the age of 65 living with the condition, including 2.7m under 35 years old.”
If you or a loved one is living with arthritis and would like advice and support, please visit https:// www.arthritisresearchuk.org/information-and-support.aspx
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