Wayne was one of two acts to secure a place in this year’s ‘BGT’ final on Monday night (23 May), but his celebrations were cut short when he collapsed backstage.
His sister then gave fans an update, sharing a photo of Wayne in a hospital gown with the message: “He gave us a scare! Fear not he is fine! Ready to go smash the final.”
Wayne has now spoken out about his health problems, revealing to The Sun that he suffered a seizure after his victorious performance of ‘That’s Life’.
“I’m on medication at the moment to stop me fitting again - since taking that there’s a 10-20 per cent chance of it happening again. I’ll have to take the tablets for another six months and hopefully after that it will be ok and there’s no more risk than usual.”
Wayne admits that his health problems have caused him to miss some rehearsals ahead of Saturday night’s (28 May) live final, but insists: “I’m back in the studio now, rehearsing as much as I can for the final and I’m feeling ready, fighting fit.”
The swing singer is now gearing it up to battle it out against his 11 fellow ‘BGT’ finalists, including wildcard acts Trip Hazard and Shannon & Peter, who were announced as the public’s and the judges’ favourite third place semi-finalists on Friday.
This year’s ‘BGT’ final kicks off at 7.30pm on ITV.