It’s been a very blue time for sexy singer and actor Lee Ryan. It’s been one thing after another.
First he got seriously ill and then his relationship with his girlfriend fell apart.
Things have been so rocky, it might even have taken the shine off his amazing gig in EastEnders.
Imagine, what could be one of the worst things to hit a singer and actor?
How about losing your voice completely? Well, that’s exactly what happened.
The 33-year-old star has got quinsy, which is one step beyond the mega-painful tonsillitis where you get an abscess on one or both of the tonsils.
It was so serious, he was rushed to hospital and had to be kept in for at least seven days.
Lee was already very cautious about anything to do with his throat.
Two years ago he had to have a lump removed after doctors thought the cyst might be cancerous.
Poor Lee. And then things in his personal life took beating too.
According to reports he has split from his gorgeous girlfriend, Miss Universe Great Britain Jaime-Lee Faulkner who he’d been dating for a few weeks.
Just like the cyst, he’s cut her out of his life completely, deleting any trace of the beauty from his social media accounts. Ouch!
A friend told The Mirror he’s supposedly at rock bottom: “Lee is in a really bad place at the moment and he is in a lot of pain too.
“He has been unable to talk, swallow or eat so doctors decided to drain his throat to try to alleviate the pain.
“It is extremely scary for him as his throat is a very sensitive place after his recent cancer scare.
“He relies on his voice for his singing and acting, so anything to do with his throat is a total nightmare.”
Now this mate of Lee’s says the split has only “compounded his misery”.
All this is massively bad news for Blue fans.
Rumour has it Lee was just about to get back into the studio with his former bandmates and record some new material as well as a book to mark their 20th anniversary in the biz.
So could his loss of voice put paid a brand new album? We hope not!
Meanwhile Lee is set to return to EastEnders to reprise his role of Woody Woodward.