Jake Quickenden had to have 25 stitches in head after slipping in pool in Bali

Julia Hunt
Contributor
Jake Quickenden crosses the finish line during the 2019 London Landmarks Half Marathon.

Jake Quickenden had to have 25 stitches in his head after slipping while jumping into a pool in Bali.

The Hollyoaks star said he was enjoying himself with his girlfriend Sophie Church when he slipped and hit his head on a step.

Quickenden was taken to hospital where he received 25 stitches.

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Posting a picture of his injury on Instagram, he said it was “scary how one minute you can be laughing and joking and the next in hospital”.

He wrote: “Monday was with Sophie laughing and joking and I jumped in the pool as I jumped I slipped and hit my head pretty bad on a step, it resulted in 25 stitches a CT scan and x-rays on my neck which luckily all came back ok.

“Oh and a really nice bald patch.”

Quickenden, who is also known for reality TV shows such The X Factor and Dancing On Ice, went on: “I spent six hours in hospital because I slipped.

“I’m pretty sore and feeling sorry for myself, but as I look back I was so lucky I’ll be fine in a week or so after I get the stitches removed.

“Sophie was amazing and looked after me, it’s scary how one minute you can be laughing and joking and the next in hospital... basically life is short but also please be careful sometimes a little loss of concentration can end badly!”

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He included a note for people who might ask why he taken a snap of his head while in hospital, saying: “It’s because I hadn’t seen how bad it was so took the photo so I could actually see as it’s on the top of my head!!!”