Sam Faiers has applauded magician star Dynamo for opening up about his battle with Crohn’s disease as she struggles with digestion issues herself.
Appearing on ITV’s Lorraine on Wednesday, 27-year-old Sam was keen to highlight her own battle with inflammatory bowel diseases.
Mum-of-two Sam was appearing on the morning talk show just hours after 35-year-old magician Dynamo (real name Steve Frayne) opened up about living with Crohn’s disease.
The condition causes an inflammation of the digestive system or gut and can cause a range of symptoms – from abdominal pain and diarrhoea to loss of weight and mouth ulcers.
And former TOWIE star Sam thinks talking about the condition can be one of the best ways to tackle it.
“The best thing is, when you’ve got a platform like Dynamo and myself… when it’s anything to do with your bowels, or Crohn’s or IBS, people don’t want to talk about it and they think it’s embarrassing,” Sam said.
“The fact that he spoke out is amazing because when I used to speak out about it a lot, when I was going through my flare up, I helped so many people and reached out to so many people,” she continued.
“I think it’s great that he’s speaking out about it,” she added.
Dynamo has won over many new fans after becoming an open book about his own experiences with the disease after he shared a video of himself looking swollen as he reacted to medication.
“I’m working on new magic and I’ve got great people looking after me,” he said in a widely circulated video – urging other Crohn’s suffered to “stay positive”.