Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington underwent emergency surgery after a miscarriage.

The 33-year-old former competitive swimmer shared a lengthy post on Instagram explaining how she discovered she had lost her pregnancy during a 12-week scan on Tuesday.

Adlington said he was discharged from hospital on Thursday but was readmitted on Friday to be treated for sepsis, kidney infection and fever.

She is currently “recovering slowly” but it has been a “devastating time” for her and her husband.

Adlington, who shared a photo from the hospital over tea, wrote: I managed to be discharged on Thursday and readmitted on Friday.

“After spending a day treating sepsis, a kidney infection and a fever, I am slowly recovering. It’s been a long road, but I’m in the right place.

“I can’t thank the hospitals and staff enough for their support. It’s a very devastating time, but it’s important that we’re not alone and that there are many who support us. I remember one thing.


Adlington (PA) with her medal after winning gold in the women’s 800m freestyle at the British Gas Swimming Championships at the Aquatics Center in London’s Olympic Park

“@andrewparsons5 You’ve been my support this week. Just like family and friends. We still can’t handle everything, but with their support, we’ll get through.”

“When I am discharged from the hospital, I am so grateful to be able to go home and greet my two little ones with the most amazing hugs!”

Soap actress Catherine Tildesley and Paralympian Ellie Simmons also posted messages of support.

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Tildesley wrote: sorry. Sending you both lots of love and strength. ”

Adlington, who competed at I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! She is the mother of one-year-old son Albie with Parsons.

Most recently, he has been a commentator for the BBC, covering the Commonwealth Games and the European Swimming Championships.

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