Jennifer Ellison seen leaving Dancing On Ice studios with bloodied hair after suffering terrifying blow to the head
Her fans were left terrified when she suffered a dramatic blow to the head on last night's Dancing On Ice.
And following the injury, which occurred during the technically-challenging Scorpion Kick, Jennifer Ellison was seen leaving the television studios with her blonde hair covered in blood.
The former Brookside actress clutched her head as she was driven home by her husband Robbie Tickle after the action-packed evening.
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Bloodied and bruised: Jennifer Ellison was seen leaving the Dancing On Ice studios last night with bloodied hair after her injury on the ITV talent show
However, Jennifer, 28, was quick to reassure fans that she is 'absolutely fine' following the injury, admitting she was 'glued together' by medics.
She said in a message posted on the show's official website late last night: 'This is a message to everyone who has been in touch to see if I'm ok. I'm absolutely fine and I've been glued together.
'I've got a bit of a headache and
I'll probably feel even worse in the morning, but thanks for all the
support, it means so much to me. Hopefully I won't have to do the
Swelling up: But Jennifer, seen here with husband Robbie Tickle, insisted to fans she's 'absolutely fine'
'I've been glued together!' Jennifer said she was doing OK, but added she would have a headache today
Her skating partner Daniel Whiston, who was seen rushing to Jennifer's aid after she managed to complete the routine, also spoke about the dangerous kick.
He said: 'At the end of the routine Jen does a
scorpion kick. She threw her leg really high and the heel of her skate
has gone into the back of her head.
'Her whole hair was just red because obviously the heart's pumping and a lot of blood's come out. But she's in great hands now.'
In action: Jennifer suffered the injury during the scorpion kick move in her routine with partner Dan Whiston
On Ice judge Katarina Witt said during an interview on This Morning
today that she admired Jennifer, as well as the rest of her DOI
contestants, for their fearlessness.
said: 'I think they are all so brave. My heart goes out to them take –
seeing what happened yesterday with Jennifer, it's always a big risk and
my heart goes out to them for taking all those risks.'
Despite Jennifer's injury last night, the brave actress managed to finish the routine, earning herself her highest score of the competition so far, 19.
Tended to backstage: The cut Jennifer's head was reportedly glued back together
Going to be ok: Medics were immediately on hand to ensure that Jennifer was taken care of
Judge Robin Cousins
explained what might have gone wrong afterwards, saying: 'Katarina said
in the rehearsals that she’s got to be careful. As
a dancer, the last thing she would think about is what’s on the end of
'People do forget that the skates
make your feet the heaviest part of your body and just doing a little
bit of a flick, makes everything go a lot harder.
fantastic performer but there is very little skating being done by Jen
at this point.'
Are you ok Dan was immediately worried after the performance, as he checked Jennifer's injury
Jayne Torvill added: 'The adrenaline tonight went a bit too far. It shows you how dangerous ice dancing is.'
it wasn't the first time Jennifer has injured herself on the show. The
former soap actress was injured while practising the Spinning Fish lift a
few weeks ago.
The move involved her being spun on her side over partner Dan's head.
Catch up: Frank Lampard, Christine Bleakley and Philip Schofield leave ITV studios in high spirits
A source told the Sun at the time: 'She is a real trouper and is determined to dance as planned on Sunday.
'She is currently in a lot of pain and it will be hard for her, but she will be all strapped up.'
revealed in her blog for the Liverpool Echo that she had resorted to
practising with some padding from her dog's basket taped to her side to
help alleviate the pain.
It's a dangerous sport! Speaking on This Morning today, DOI judge Katarina Witt said she thought all the contestants were very brave for taking part in the challenging routines