Jack Whitehall says girlfriend Roxy Horner found out she’s diabetic after collapsing at the Brit Awards

Jack Whitehall has opened up about his girlfriend Roxy Horner’s breakdown at the 2021 Brit Awards, where he hosted the ceremony.

Horner, 31, was taken to hospital after fainting at the O2 in London and later discovered she had diabetes.

The 34-year-old comedian recalled paramedics “trying to resuscitate his girlfriend” as her sugar levels were “rising dangerously” when she had “diabetic hypos.”

“Hypo” is short for hypoglycemia, which occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels drop too low and can be dangerous if not treated quickly.

After To The sun, Whitehall said during his stand-up show in Southend-on-Sea on Wednesday night (March 15): “We found out she has diabetes the night I hosted The Brits. She had what is called diabetic hypoglycaemia and passed out.

“Paramedics tried to revive her and her blood sugar levels rose dangerously. We ended up at the A&E on the night of the Brits, which definitely made for a slightly different after-party vibe.”

He continued, “The year before I was with Stormzy and Sir Elton John and this time I was sitting in the ER of an ER next to a Scottish gentleman who smelled of special brew.”

Horner was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a month before she turned 30th Birthday. Last year, she revealed that she “felt like I was dying” when she started experiencing symptoms of exhaustion in 2019.

She told The sun: “I felt extremely tired and exhausted for a long time, I had no energy. I couldn’t even walk, it was exhausting, I felt like I was dying. I drank four to eight liters of water a day.”

Other symptoms she experienced included poor memory, inability to focus, and “voluntary vomiting.”

The model said she “knew there was something really wrong with me,” but claimed doctors didn’t test her for diabetes because “I didn’t meet the criteria.”

She praised Whitehall, who she has been with for four years, as her “rock” throughout the ordeal.

“He was there when I was diagnosed. My parents and family live in Australia so he was my family. We’re amazing,” said Horner.

Whitehall joked during his show that the British were “obviously the worst place for a medical emergency as the only doctor in the house was Dre”.

He added: “To be fair I had quite a few symptoms of diabetic hypo while watching Harry [Styles] as well as.”

Around eight per cent of diabetics in the UK have type 1 diabetes, a lifelong condition.

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