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Angela Rippon gives health update after she 'stopped breathing' on Strictly tour


Angela Rippon gives health update after she ‘stopped breathing’ on Strictly tour

Strictly Come Dancing star Angela Rippon gave fans a health update after she "stopped breathing" at the live tour on Wednesday, 31 January.

In a video posted on Saturday, the 79-year-old - who dances with Kai Widdrington - said she had suffered a "major medical meltdown."

Rippon explained that she picked up an infection in Liverpool which went "straight to her chest" and affected her asthma.

“On Wednesday evening, when I was about to go on and dance the cha-cha-cha, I’m afraid the infection triggered a serious asthma attack and when I started to dance I stopped breathing which was all a bit scary," she explained.

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