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Louise Redknapp breaks silence on 'heartbreaking' injuries, which forced her to pull out of West End show

Louise had a nasty fall

Louise Redknapp has revealed the extent of her horrific injuries from a fall, which have forced her to pull out of her role as Violet Newstand in West End musical 9 to 5.

The 44-year-old was devastated to have to pull out of the show after being rushed to hospital to have 10 stitches in her chin as well as being treated for a fractured wrist.

Louise shared a picture of her being treated in hospital (Credit: Instagram @louiseredknapp Instagram)

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Taking to Instagram to share a picture of her shocking wounds the singer wrote: "It breaks my heart to say I am having to take some time out and won’t be able to continue with my role in 9-5.

"Due to a nasty fall I have only gone and fractured my wrist and got 10 (yes 10) stitches in my chin."

She continued: "Following my doctor’s orders – they have said I will be ok but as they say in the theatre ‘the show must go on’ and I wish the rest of the fabulous cast an amazing opening night and I will be back on that stage for 9-5 before you know it."

Due to a nasty fall I have only gone and fractured my wrist and got 10 (yes 10) stitches in my chin.
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One of the boys !!!!!!!! @9to5themusicaluk 💙

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Producers of the show based on the Dolly Parton film of the same name, said they would announce her replacement for the show’s opening night at the end of January shortly, but expected Louise to return to the show in March or April.

A spokesperson for the show said: "Due to an injury this week, Louise Redknapp has had to temporarily withdraw from performing the role of Violet in 9 to 5 The Musical.

"The recovery time recommended means Louise is no longer able to properly rehearse the show in the remaining time left before opening."

"Everyone at 9 to 5 wishes Louise a speedy recovery and we look forward to welcoming her back."

Amber Davies shared a picture of her with her co-star Louise (Credit: Twitter @Amber_Davies7)

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The Strictly star’s cast mate, Love Island winner Amber Davies, took to social media to wish her friend a quick recovery.

Alongside a picture of them Amber, who will play Judy Bernly in the musical, wrote: "Well. I leave you for 2 mins!! Wishing one of my favourite humans the most speedy recovery!

"I can’t wait to be beside you as we play leading ladies together @LouiseRedknapp."

The show, which runs at the savoy Theatre from January 8 to August 31 also stars Brian Conley, Natalie McQueen and Bonnie Langford.

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