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Louise Redknapp rushed to hospital with facial injuries after 'nasty' fall, forcing her to pull out of West End show

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 11/01/2019 Sean Morrison
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Louise Redknapp was rushed to hospital after a “nasty” fall that means she has pulled out of the Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 in London’s West End.

The Strictly Come Dancing star suffered a deep cut to her chin and reportedly fractured her left wrist after taking a tumble on her way to rehearsals.

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A representative told the Standard Redknapp was “gutted” that she will miss the opening weeks of musical.

Redknapp, who was set to play Violet Newstand in the show, was told she cannot work for two months after receiving urgent treatment for her injuries, the Sun reported.

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The devastated ex-Eternal singer was injured when she fell in the street on the way to rehearsals on Tuesday and was taken to hospital, a friend of the star told the newspaper.

“She went to hospital and had stitches. Then doctors told her she needs time out and can’t do the show,” they said. “She is obviously completely devastated because this is a dream role for her. It doesn’t seem fair.”

Louise Redknapp posing for the camera © Shutterstock A representative for Redknapp said: “She had a nasty fall on the way to rehearsals on Tuesday. She’s gutted to pull out of the opening weeks of 9 to 5.”

Love Island winner Amber Davies, 22, comedian Brian Conley, 57, and actress Natalie McQueen, 29, are also in the show, which runs from January 28 to August 31 at the Savoy Theatre.

It was not immediately clear who would replace Redknapp.

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