Strictly’s Amy Dowden Opens Up About Health Struggles After Foot Injury


Fractured Foot Puts Amy Dowden's Strictly Comeback on Hold

Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden has shared a heartbreaking update on her health after fracturing her foot. The 33-year-old had been eagerly anticipating her ballroom comeback before the end of the season, following her last round of chemotherapy. However, her joy was short-lived as she now faces the challenge of walking with a broken foot.

Frustration and Tough Times for Amy

In a recent update, Amy expressed her gratitude for the well-wishes from fans but revealed that she is unable to use crutches due to the limitations on her arm movement after having her port removed. Taking to Instagram, she confessed, "Getting around is… I'm not going to lie… really tough."

Finding Cheer in Close Friends and the Dance Championships

Amy is doing her best to stay positive and is grateful for the support of her close friends and family. She recently made a spontaneous decision to travel to Blackpool to watch the British National Dance Championships, which coincides with this week's live episode of Strictly Come Dancing. She shared, "I just needed cheering up," and added that being able to see her friends from the show has lifted her spirits.

Thankful for Support and Feeling Better

Amy's followers will be pleased to hear that she is feeling better after a tough week. She thanked her fans for their support and messages, stating that they mean the world to her. She also shared a poignant message about resilience and growth.

Amy's Inspiring Journey

Amy's health struggles began when she was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after returning from her honeymoon in April. She underwent a mastectomy and started chemotherapy treatment. She also made the difficult decision to shave her hair. Amy faced further complications, including a severe infection that resulted in septic shock. However, she recently completed her grueling treatment and hopes to receive a clean bill of health in the coming months. Amy plans to return to the Strictly dance floor next year, once her foot has fully healed.