Patsy Kensit thanks NHS after being hospitalised with pneumonia

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Patsy Kensit attends The Beauty Awards 2019 on November 25, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)
Patsy Kensit has thanked the NHS for their recent care. (Getty Images)

Patsy Kensit has praised the "amazing NHS" as the actor revealed she is still recovering after being admitted in hospital with pneumonia over the festive period.

Actor and model Kensit, 54, shared a photo from her luxe-looking sick bed with her Instagram followers as she opened up on her health woes.

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Showing her view of a tray loaded with bread, cheese, cured meats and water in a cosy log cabin with a stunning countryside view, she said that her skiing trip had turned out to be quite different from the one she'd planned.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Patsy Kensit attends the Future Dreams Anniversary Ladies Lunch hosted by Estee Lauder Companies celebrating one year of Future Dreams House and 30 years of the Pink Ribbon at The Savoy Hotel on October 10, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Patsy Kensit has been suffering from pneumonia. (Getty Images)

Kensit wrote: "No skiing for me as I’ve got pneumonia so spa and steam and thermals up to my eyeballs …. Thank you to the amazing NHS for taking care of me on the 29th of December at A&E in Southport you are the true hero’s on this planet. Health is paramount."

The star's famous friends rallied round her to offer their support over her illness.

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Jo Wood commented: "Oh no Patsy .. speedy recovery."

Tina Hobley wrote: "Oh my love."

Michelle Collins added: "Oh no get well patsy x"

Brix Smith Start sympathised: "Pneumonia AGAIN???? Oh Lordy Pk! Rest up angel and lots of Vix and steam. I’m home tomorrow so will give you a check up call. Bx"

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Kensit had posted a selfie from Southport on Boxing Day, and another photo of herself in a glamorous YSL outfit on New Year's Eve where she appeared to be at home.

The actor has a busy start to the year with a short stint in EastEnders, where she will play Lola Pearce's (Danielle Harold) estranged mother Emma Harding who left a three-year-old Lola to live with her dad years ago.

Patsy Kensit is joining EastEnders as Lola's mother Emma Harding for a 'short stint'. (BBC)
Patsy Kensit is joining EastEnders as Lola's mother Emma Harding for a 'short stint'. (BBC)

On her casting, she said: "I’m so excited to be visiting Walford for this storyline. It has always been a dream to appear in EastEnders.

"The cast, producers, writers and crew have been wonderful, and I’ve had a ball."

EastEnders boss Chris Clenshaw said: "We’re delighted to welcome the wonderfully talented Patsy to the EastEnders family. She’s the perfect fit to take on the role of such a long-awaited character that we know very little about."