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Love Island’s Jack Fowler urgently rushed to hospital with horror viral illness

Love Island star Jack Fowler is currently recovering from viral meningitis, having been rushed to hospital earlier this week.

Taking to Instagram stories, the 23-year-old thanked his fans for their words of encouragement and support throughout the horror health battle.

Sharing a pic of his arm attached to a drip, the reality star – who appeared on the 2018 series of Love Island – opened up about the traumatic experience.

He said: "Here's an update. Unfortunately, I was rushed to hospital Tuesday morning with severe headaches and lack of vision.

"I then had a lumbar puncture that showed I had viral meningitis…"

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The fitness instructor revealed he was out cold for several days while doctors put him under heavy doses of medicine.

He went on: "I was unresponsive for a few days whilst being under morphine and several antibiotics.

"But now I am on the road to recovery. Home now and resting up."

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The Londoner praised the staff in the hospital for their support, putting his recovery down to their hard work.

He said: "Also a massive thank you to the NHS and the amazing 24-hour care that the doctors and nurses gave me."

Since leaving the Love Island villa, Jack has been working on his own music, having released his first single earlier this year.

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He told Mirror Online: "I've just had a track, I've just done a single. I've been in the studio.

"It's R&B, kind of slow jam, kind of for the ladies – smooth vibes."

Fingers crossed he can put this health scare behind him and return to the music studios to record an even smoother second track.

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