Denise Van Outen has shared some unseen photographs of her receiving treatment from medics after her horror fall.
Last night, it was reported that the TV and theatre star had been rehearsing with partner Matt Evers when her the toe pick of skates stuck into the ice causing her to face-plant the ice.
Denise, 46, dislocated her left shoulder and suffered tendon damage in the painful accident and had to be rushed to hospital.
It was said to be ‘tough and go’ whether the actress could continue performing at the launch.
Taking to Instagram hours before Sunday’s show, Denise thanked her followers for their support.
“Told you I’m clumsy on the ice,” she said.
“Massive thanks to everyone @itv. (Medics & production) and our glorious @nhswebsite for looking after me because I know how overstretched you are at the moment.
“Also thank you to Matt Evers for being a true friend and taking care of me and making me laugh when I feel like crying ❤️”
She shared a montage of pictures from immediately after the accident as she was treated by on-site medics before being taken to hospital.
Many of Denise’s celebrity pals rushed to send her support after her accident.
Billie Faiers, who is also performing on the ITV skating show, commented: “You are so amazing and brave!! nothings going to stop this lady. I’m soooo excited to watch you and Matt Evers later.”
While Steps singer Ian ‘H’ Watkins, who danced with Matt Evers in the competition last year, told Denise he was sending her ‘huge hugs.’
“Oh honey WE ARE PULLING FOR YOU,” added Ru Paul’s Drag Race star Michelle Visage.
It is expected that Denise will still perform with her fellow celebs tonight.
Last night she said: “I’m hoping and praying I can heal.”
Speaking to the Sun on Sunday, Denise said she has taken a few tumbles in rehearsal but this time knew immediately something was very wrong.
“Ultimately I had to have a trip to hospital where I was told I had a partial dislocation and tendon damage.
“It’s really affected my ability to move my left arm.”
She added that she’s taking it hour by hour: “I’m resting as much as I can and hoping for the best.”