Marcel Somerville has shared a video on social media from a hospital bed, saying he ”nearly died” over the weekend.

It was recently reported that Somerville, who starred on the 2017 series of Love Island, had been taken ill.

On Monday 8 June, the former member of hip hop group Blazin’ Squad updated his 648,000 Instagram followers on his condition.


In a series of videos shared on his Instagram Story, the 33-year-old revealed he was in hospital.

The first video shows Somerville’s arm hooked up to various tubes, alongside the caption “all the wires” and a blue NHS heart sticker.

In the subsequent video clips, Somerville speaks to the camera, thanking those who have sent him get well messages.

“This is just a message to everyone that has been sending me all the prayers and the blessings. They don’t go missed,” he said.

“I really appreciate them, I really needed them right now. It’s been a very very hard few days for me.”

Somerville continued, saying that “Saturday was literally the worst day of my life”.

“I nearly died,” he said. “But yeah, just keep sending them my way because I need them, thank you so much. Big love from us.”

Somerville has not confirmed why he required hospital treatment.

A couple of hours before the musician released his video update, his partner, model Rebecca Vieira, shared three pictures of herself and Somerville on Instagram, captioning the post: “My sun and stars – I love you.”

Somerville commented underneath the post, writing: “I miss you baby xxx,” to which Vieira responded: “You’ll be back home with me soon. l love you.”

Several people wished Somerville better in the comments section.

“Praying he is ok and makes a speedy recovery. Stay strong queen,” one person wrote underneath Vieira’s post.

“I hope he’s ok Becca sending my love to both of you,” another said.

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