Love Island's Marcel Somerville Reveals He 'Nearly Died' In Video From Hospital Bed

The former Blazin' Squad star thanked fans for "all the prayers and blessings".

Former Love Island star Marcel Somerville has revealed he “nearly died”, in a video he shared after being admitted to hospital.

The former Blazin’ Squad member shared a short message from his NHS bed, and while he did not go into detail about his illness, he thanked those that had sent him messages of support.

“This is just a message to everyone that has been sending me all the prayers and blessings,” he said. “They don’t go amiss, I really appreciate them. I really need them right now.”

Marcel shared a few posts from hospital on his Instagram story
Marcel shared a few posts from hospital on his Instagram story
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He continued: “It’s been a very, very hard few days for me… Saturday was literally the worst day of my life, I nearly died. But yeah… just keep sending them my way because I need them. Thank you so much. Big love.”

Marcel also posted a photo of his arm with the message: “All the wires.”

A representative for Marcel had no further comment when contacted by HuffPost UK.

Marcel pictured at an event in January
Marcel pictured at an event in January
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Marcel is now best known for having been a contestant on the third series of Love Island in 2017, but was also previously a member of the band Blazin’ Squad.

He spent the majority of his time in the villa coupled up with Gabrielle Allen, and although the two remained a couple when they returned to the UK, they eventually split in 2018.

Love Island aired its first ever winter series in January, and was supposed to return for a second run in 2020 this summer, but these plans were scuppered due to coronavirus restrictions.