First Dates star Fred Sirieix worried his fans on Friday after the popular star shared a video from his hospital bed after undergoing a serious surgical procedure.

The 50 year old star told his 827k followers on Instagram, that he had undergone an operation on both of his knees, but despite the concerns of many fans he thankfully revealed it had gone without a hitch.

"Right… double knee operation was a success. I'm still coming around from the anaesthesia but all good!” He told his followers, before cheekily adding: "I'm about to have my Earl Grey tea."

The Channel 4 star, who is best known to fans for his role as the maître d'hôtel on First Dates, then went on to reveal a snap of his heavily bandaged knees following the procedure.

No further details were given about what procedure exactly Fred had undertaken, but and were quick to wish the star a speedy recovery all the same.

Additionally, Fred also made a point of expressing his support for the ongoing nurse’s strike, as he shared a number of tweets urging the government to take notice and offer them a fair pay rise.

“The nurse’s strike isn’t just about money, but patient care and safety. Respect for the profession as well as adequate and safe numbers of staff in wards,” he wrote.

“It is a very hard and important job. If we don’t look after the nurses, who will look after us when we are sick?”

Fred also went on to praise his own parents, who worked as nurses for the French NHS in the local hospital as he added: “Quality patient care and experience is what they would talk about at the dinner table.

“Their conversations shaped and inspired my own career and philosophy in delivering The Art of Service.”

Among a number of other tweets on the subject, Fred concluded: “The NHS need enough well paid and motivated staff to deliver the care we all expect. It is a false economy not to invest in health and social care. “

Being confined to a hospital bed is certainly a change of pace for the gym loving star, who recently revealed to The Sun, that he had been “pushing himself physically” to get into the best shape possible.

The results were plain to see, as just one month ago, Fred showed off his trim and toned physique alongside Emma Willis as the pair filmed upcoming reality show Playa Del Carmen in Mexico.

Helping him through his recovery are fianceé Fruitcake and daughter Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix, a professional diver who recently owed crowds with her i mpeccable performance at this year’s Commonwealth Games.

He also shares another child from a previous relationship.


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