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Blue singer Duncan James rushed to hospital

DUNCAN James has been rushed to hospital.

The Blue singer has spent the past 11 hours in accident and emergency after he woke up in the middle of the night on Monday with excruciating pains in his legs.

Taking to his Twitter account, he said: "Woke up with terrible nerve pains in my left leg. Feels like electric shots! Currently sat in a bath. Any other suggestions?"

An hour later he updated fans with: "Right that's me sat in a&e then for a few hours."

However, it seems his condition is a lot worse than he initially suspected as he's since been wheeled round to a cubicle and is being kept in hospital for monitoring.

He explained: "Still in a&e in a cubical and listening to all the nurses having a full on convo about @TheXFactor and #honeyG ! (sic)," followed by a laughing emoji.

Duncan's prickly pins come just a few months after he underwent emergency surgery on his spine following a prolapsed herniated disc in his back in June.

His representative said at the time: "Yesterday afternoon Duncan James was admitted to the Charing Cross Hospital suffering from a prolapsed herniated disc in his back.

"His admission to hospital was unexpected and a result of ongoing pain issues. Duncan underwent surgery and is now recovering well."

The 38-year-old hunk initially feared he'd be permanently paralysed after doctors told he had to have the operation there and there or risk life-changing complications.

Duncan explained recently: "I had an MRI scan at hospital in June and they rushed me into surgery. They said if they didn't operate that same day I'd be paralysed because a nerve that was trapped would die. I'd also lost control of my bladder. They said I might have to be catheterised permanently. I couldn't believe it."

The 'Hollyoaks' star - who first began battling with back problems in 2003 - was also told that he may not come out of the surgery alive but he refused to let that get to him.

He said: "Doctors told me I could have spent the rest of my life in a wheelchair - or died. The feeling in my leg may take years to come back - and it may never return."

Duncan is still battling with some paralysis in his left leg after the incident and is currently undergoing physiotherapy to help him regain the strength in his muscles.

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