The Apprentice star Dillion St Paul had to be rushed to hospital following a brain tumour diagnosis.
The creative director who appeared on last year’s BBC1 show has opened up in an emotional blog post after being told he had a glioma tumour in his brain, only two weeks ago.
Luckily, the growth was non-cancerous and had the mass cut off after suffering a seizure at work.
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Writing on his blog, he revealed that it was the most painful thing he’s ever gone through.
“The hardest thing was obviously surviving the brain surgery – a journey of pain and sorrow unlike anything I’ve ever experienced,” he revealed.
A very scared Dillon was then “prodded, poked and injected until reduced to tears” so doctors could find out what it was that caused the seizures.
Luckily the tumour was easily operable and the surgery was successful.
The businessman and reality star said that he really wasn’t prepared for the pain that he felt after waking up.
He wrote: “During that first night I genuinely felt like I was dying.
“This is too personal to go into now, but I cried a lot and pined for friends and family. I really pined for my friend Jessica from The Apprentice but she was in the CBB house in the UK at the time and I couldn’t reach her properly. Life’s a b***h.”
That must have been terrifying.
What’s strange is that after the surgery, something changed for him and he can now smell everything and cannot stand coffee anymore!
To get him through all his time in hospital, he said that he watched Absolutely Fabulous as it was “very calming” to watch.
He certainly has good taste.
Chatting about his time of the hit show starring Alan Sugar, he said: “I thought The Apprentice was the hardest thing I’d ever done and now that seems ridiculous – it was just a TV show with some really mean people in a boardroom. Now I know life is too short, so be nice!” he finished.