Brenda Edwards shares health update as she pulls out of live shows

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Photo credit: SOPA Images - Getty Images

Loose Women's Brenda Edwards has shared an update with fans after an accident meant that she had to pull out of upcoming performances.

The star has been cast as Mama Morton in a UK tour of Chicago, but missed out on yesterday's (July 2) shows due to an accident.

Sharing a photo of her leg in a cast to her Instagram page, Brenda wrote: "I'm absolutely gutted that I will not be able to do my two shows today @chicagoonstage @wgbpl after slipping on a dodgy wet pavement here in Blackpool and fracturing my fibula.

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"Trust me when I say I was ready to go on in a wheelchair to do my shows today, as there is nothing wrong with my voice but obviously for insurance reasons I can't.

"I'm hoping when I get back home later I can get it sorted to rejoin the wonderful talented cast at some point next week in Sheffield. Love you guys."

"Noooo! Oh Brenda, you poor thing," wrote This Morning's Ruth Langsford. "Sending you lots of love darling."

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips commented: "I’m in shock. Wow. Hope all [is] well soon" while fellow Loose Women panellist Denise Welch added: "Omg are you kidding!! So sorry Brenda. Love you".

Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock
Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock

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Brenda joined the theatre show (as the same character she played in the West End all the way back in 2007) for this tour to replace The Only Way is Essex alumni Gemma Collins, who pulled out due to an injury. She is due to stay with the show until July 23.

As well as Chicago, Brenda has also appeared in Hairspray, Carousel and We Will Rock You.

Loose Women airs on weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.

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