Stephanie Davis has given an update on her condition after being hospitalised with Covid, saying she has severe chest pains, low oxygen levels and painful skin.
The former Hollyoaks actress, 28, who is asthmatic and has not been vaccinated, was admitted on Thursday night after she ‘woke up and couldn’t move’.
Speaking on her Instagram Story on Saturday from her hospital bed with an audibly croaky voice she said ‘her chest felt so bad’ and that her ‘oxygen levels aren’t great’.
Illness: Former Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis has given fans an update on her condition after being hospitalised with Covid , saying she has ‘severe chest pains’
Looking visibly unwell, she said: ‘Hey everyone thanks for your messages, I’ve been feeling too s**t to reply.
‘I’ve not been well at all, I’ve just had some morphine and that’s really helped with the pain. I don’t know what’s been going on but I’ve been getting severe pains in my oesophagus and in my chest and, it’s not indigestion because I’ve not ate anything.
‘Even when I have a sip of water the pain is unreal, I don’t know what’s going on. I’m feeling very spaced out on the morphine so I’m going to go back to sleep. It’s been horrific.
‘The pain in my skin was the worst, I couldn’t touch my skin and my chest is so bad, my oxygen levels aren’t great. I’ll get seen to in a bit when the doctors come round.
Pain: The 28-year-old, who is asthmatic and has not been vaccinated, was admitted on Thursday night after she ‘woke up and couldn’t move’
Ouch: Speaking on her Instagram Story on Saturday from her hospital bed with an audibly croaky voice she said ‘her chest felt so bad’ and that her ‘oxygen levels aren’t great’
‘People are all getting different side effects from what’s going on – I’m guessing the pain in my chest is all linked as I’ve only just had this, when a sip of water goes down the pain is unreal. I’ve had some fluids as I’m dehydrated – I’ll keep you all posted.’
A spokesperson for Stephanie told MailOnline on Thursday: ‘She has been in isolation and is awaiting a chest X-ray.
‘She’s at risk because of her underlying asthma. Stephanie has not been vaccinated yet because of her allergies and anaphylaxis.’
Late on Thursday night, while in her hospital bed and wearing an oxygen mask, the soap star explained in a video that the onset of her symptoms ‘happened so quick.’
Despite being in her twenties, the actress falls into a higher risk category for Covid because of her asthma.
Patients with severe asthma were at the top of the priority list when the vaccines began to be rolled out late last year and mild asthmatics were offered the jab during the second phase of the rollout.
But some people with severe food allergies or a history of anaphylaxis were advised to consult with their doctor before getting the jabs.
Oh no! Late on Thursday night, while in her hospital bed and wearing an oxygen mask, the soap star explained in a video that the onset of her symptoms ‘happened so quick’
Terrifying: The star, who suffers from asthma and has not been vaccinated against coronavirus, was rushed to hospital on in an ambulance Thursday night
Just days ago: Two days earlier, Stephanie looked happy and healthy as she attended a friend’s wedding with her bike shop worker beau Oliver Tasker
What happened? Stephanie had previously explained: ‘Last night I had a bit of a headache before bed, and my sinuses. I woke up so ill. I had to call an ambulance, and I’ve tested positive for Covid-19’
Speaking to her camera phone, Stephanie explained: ‘So last night I had a bit of a headache before bed, and my sinuses.
‘I woke up so ill. I had to call an ambulance basically, and I’ve tested positive for Covid-19. I feel like I’ve been ran over.
‘The worst part is my skin. I can’t touch my skin, it’s killing me. I’m just in so much pain.
WHY HAS STEPHANIE NOT BEEN GIVEN A COVID VACCINE?
The vaccine rollout began opening to people under 30 in June.
But former Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis, 28, may have been prioritised for the jabs ahead of her peers because she is asthmatic.
Severe asthmatics were considered ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’ and included in the top four priority groups when the vaccines were first rolled out.
People with more mild forms started to be offered the jab from April.
But Stephanie is believed to have serious food allergies and a history of anaphylaxis which will have complicated the rollout.
In the Government’s Covid vaccine guidance it says that the jabs:
Should not be given to those who have had a previous systemic allergic reaction (including immediate-onset anaphylaxis) to:
● a previous dose of the same Covid-19 vaccine
● any component (excipient) of the Covid-19 vaccine e.g. polyethylene glycol (PEG)
The three vaccines being used in the UK currently are made by Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca.
The two mRNA vaccines use completely different ingredients to the British-made AstraZeneca jab.
People who are allergic to the substances in one jab will normally be offered an alternative.
But the AZ vaccine is being restricted in under-40s because in very rare cases it can cause deadly blood clots.
‘Oh my god, it’s horrible. And it just, it happened so quick. I basically woke up and couldn’t move,’ revealed the soap star.
‘I’ve never had sore skin before, so I thought: ‘Well, this isn’t like a chest infection’. Normally, I suffer with my chest. I feel rotten,’ added the mother-of-one, who has asthma.
After having her breathing device removed, Stephanie returned and told fans: ‘I’m going back to sleep now. Trying to get an hours’ sleep.
‘I feel like I’ve been ran over. My skin, I can’t touch my skin.
Following a little rest, Stephanie explained to her followers: ‘They’ve started me on some more fluids and some painkillers and intravenous for the pain… Honestly, my god. I feel like I’ve been ran over.
‘Did anyone else [with Covid-19] have sore skin? I feel like I can’t touch my skin, and my back. My chest feels a bit better after having some nebulisers, but my god!’
MailOnline has contacted Stephanie Davis’ representatives for comment.
Stephanie is believed to suffer from serious food allergies and have a history of anaphylaxis which complicates whether she can receive the vaccine.
The Government’s Covid advice says jabs should not be given to those who ‘had a previous systemic allergic reaction (including immediate-onset anaphylaxis)’ to either a previous dose of the Covid jab, or any component of the jab.
Britain’s medical regulator has recommended under-40s should receive the Pfizer vaccine.
The jab contains polyethylene glycol — a substance that can trigger allergic reactions in very rare cases.
When this happens the body’s immune system makes antibodies against the substance, which can then trigger a reaction when it is attacked.
Just two days earlier, Stephanie looked happy and healthy as she attended a friend’s wedding with her bike shop worker beau Oliver Tasker.
The Liverpudlian star oozed glamour in a chic black pencil dress, and gushed about having had a: ‘a wonderful night’ at the celebratory event.
She confirmed her relationship with Oliver, in loved-up post shared to Instagram at the beginning of June.
Her social media upload included a trio of snaps showing them cosied up together in various locations.
Agony: ‘The worst part is my skin. I can’t touch my skin, it’s killing me. I’m just in so much pain. Oh my god, it’s horrible’ admitted the actress as she lay in her hospital bed
Fast deterioration: ‘And it just, it happened so quick. I basically woke up and couldn’t move,’ revealed the soap star
When was the vaccine offered to people with asthma?
People with asthma were in the sixth priority group for getting a vaccine in the UK, behind the over 65s.
But people with the condition who did not get a shielding letter and have not been admitted to hospital because of their asthma, or prescribed three courses of oral steroids over a three-month period, were not prioritised in the vaccine rollout.
Instead, everybody else with asthma was invited to get the jabs when the vaccine opened to their age group.
However, people who have had a severe allergic reaction to any of the vaccine ingredients, or experience anaphylaxis after the first dose, are advised not to get the vaccine.
Charity Asthma UK said that people with the condition have not been found to be at a higher risk of dying from Covid than the rest of the population, but that evidence shows people with asthma are at a greater risk of hospitalisation and long Covid.
The Hollyoaks actress – who is mum to son Caben-Albi, four – told excited friends of her bearded ginger beau: ‘He’s the male version of me!’
Alongside the photographs of Oliver – who works as a buyer for Formby Cycles in Liverpool – Stephanie simply wrote ‘You,’ followed by a single red love heart emoji.
Her Hollyoaks pal Ross Evans demanded: ‘I want to know EVERYTHING,’ to which she responded: ‘hahahaha your going to love him. [sic] He’s the male version of me haha.’
Stephanie previously split from Owen Warner, who plays Romeo Quinn in Hollyoaks, in September 2019, after nine months together, amid rumours the hunk felt that the relationship was ‘moving too quickly’.
The pair met on the set of the soap and moved in together just a month into their relationship.
A source told the Sun at the time: ‘Stephanie and Owen have decided to split after weeks of trying to work through their differences.
‘They decided to end it today and Steph is insisting there’s no going back.
‘She couldn’t be more devastated as she saw a real future with Owen, particularly as he’s been a father figure to Caben.
‘Steph is absolutely heartbroken and devastated it’s over – she wanted to be with Owen forever and now all of a sudden she’s mourning the loss of him in her and Caben’s lives.’
Prior to dating Owen, the actress had a short-lived romance with long-haired hunk, Jacob Gill.
Stephanie famously embarked on a turbulent relationship with Beauty School Cop Outs star Jeremy McConnell, 31, during their time on Celebrity Big Brother in January 2016.
The ex: Stephanie split from Owen Warner, who plays Romeo Quinn in Hollyoaks, in September 2019, after nine months together
Exes: Prior to dating Owen, the actress had a short-lived romance with long-haired hunk, Jacob Gill
Their on/off relationship resulted in public spats, domestic violence and a consequential three-year restraining order.
Jeremy was charged for domestic violence in August 2017 after being accused of assaulting Stephanie in a drug-fuelled row, and was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months and 200 hours community service.
The estranged couple are parents to Caben-Albi, while Jeremy also has a 19-months-old daughter named Storm with his current partner Katie McCreath.
Love life: Stephanie famously embarked on a turbulent relationship with Beauty School Cop Outs star Jeremy McConnell, 31, in 2006 (Pictured in 2016)