Former 'EastEnders' star Melissa Suffield hospitalised after injury at home

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Melissa Suffield arriving for the National Television Awards 2010, at the 02 Arena, London.
Melissa Suffield arriving for the National Television Awards. (Getty Images)

Former EastEnders star Melissa Suffield had a rush to hospital after injuring her ankle at home.

Suffield, who played Lucy Beale between 2004 and 2010 before being replaced with Hetti Bywater, revealed to her fans on social media that she had 'busted' her ankle in the garden.

In a series of posts across her Instagram Stories, Suffield detailed her injury and multiple hospital trips to try and found out how badly damaged her ankle was.

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Explaining the issues in getting seen by a doctor, Suffield wrote: "No taxis available at all, and also no X-ray unit on the weekends at the tiny urgent care centre nearby (and I suspect I may need one as it's very difficult to bear weight on it and it's a bit bruised and quite numb). So I'm no very excited to spend the heatwave in a minor injuries unit on a Monday morning if it's not better now."

LONDON - MAY 26: (L-R) Laurie Brett, Thomas Law, Melissa Suffield and Adam Woodyatt arrive at the British Soap Awards 2007 at the BBC Television Centre on May 26, 2007 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben Stansall/Getty Images)
Laurie Brett, Thomas Law, Melissa Suffield and Adam Woodyatt arrive at the British Soap Awards. (Getty Images)

Suffield later updated her followers on the extent of her injury: "No bone injury. So basically RICE, and keep it extra cool in this heat as it is MEGA swollen still. She said 'hopefully see some improvement and normal walking in 4 weeks'."

She also praised the NHS for examining her: "Also for all their uselessness on a weekend, I was checked in, seen by minor injuries, xrayed, seen by minor injuries again, and discharged in under and hour. Excellent work all round."

(left to right) Laurie Brett, Melissa Suffield, Thomas Law and John Partridge arrive for the British Soap Awards 2008 at BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, W12.   (Photo by Ian West - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Laurie Brett, Melissa Suffield, Thomas Law and John Partridge arrive for the British Soap Awards. (PA Images via Getty Images)

After being axed from EastEnders, Suffield had a three episode arc on Doctors, appeared as Marilyn Monroe in a musical about the late actor and has performed in pantomimes.

Suffield is also a social media influencer with a focus on body positivity and motherhood. She also has a blog about being a parent.

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