John Barrowman has detailed how the “severe” neck injury he sustained over the weekend left him in tears before he sought treatment and received spinal injections.
On Monday, the new Dancing On Ice judge appeared on This Morning via video link to discuss what led to the accident.
He explained: “I was doing a TV appearance a couple of days ago and they asked me to come on and do this dance move, which I did, and my brain thought I was 20 years old again, and I did some kind of a drop.
“And when I fell down on the ground I ruptured my C5 and C6 vertebrae, which then ruptured the facet joint. I’ve got to get the technical terms right.
“So it caused a severe amount of pain, to the point that when I was in rehearsals it started getting worse and worse, and by the end of rehearsal the other day I literally was on my knees in agony.
“I couldn’t sing because I couldn’t extend my jaw to sing, and so the pain was so bad. I was literally on my knees in tears and had to be taken to the hospital to have it all checked out.”
Barrowman told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that he was “frightened” after the accident, at the time telling his husband that he was “really scared”.
However, he went to explain that he felt “70-80 percent better” following on from the injections.
Yesterday, the 52-year-old revealed he was being rushed off to hospital by husband Scott Gill for an MRI scan on his neck, which he later divulged had discovered he had a C5/6 facet joint injury.
The Torchwood star shared he had multiple “intraspinal injections” to act as an anti-inflammatory to help him move again.
Taking to Instagram yesterday, Barrowman said in a video before undergoing the procedure: "It's 2:30 in the morning and I've just had to wake up and take another pain killer and inflammatory. Scott says I'm going to have some small needles... and some very big ones put into my neck so I'll let you know how it goes.
"I can't really move that much ...so that's it."
Barrowman once again updated his fans as he shared the procedure had been done, but noted it was "a bit uncomfortable" as he posted a photo of himself sporting a large plaster on his back.
The star was forced to cancel two dates of his A Fabulous Christmas tour, which was due to kick off this weekend, after the injury "made it impossible" for him to sing or move.
In a post, he wrote that he was "so disappointed" to "let everyone down" but detailed that the cancelled Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December performances had managed to be rescheduled.
On Instagram, Barrowman shared his hopes of being well enough to perform in Manchester on Monday 2 December.