TV star Paddy McGuinness has revealed that he has arthritis at the age of 44.
The father of three took to Instagram to update fans on his health news. He shared an image of himself resting at home with a large plaster on his shoulder.
“Nursing a poorly shoulder today. I had an ultra sound steroid injection in it yesterday. The reason, arthritis? I’m 44,” the Take Me Out host wrote.
Despite his arthritis, Paddy took part in annual charity football event Soccer Aid last weekend along with other celebrities inluding Damian Lewis and Olly Murs.
The charity Arthritis Research has praised Paddy for speaking openly about how the condition is affecting him, given arthritis is normally associated with being in older age.
“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 11.8 million people under the age of 65 living with a musculoskeletal condition, including 2.7 million under 35 years old,” a spokesperson told the BBC.
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