Joe Swash on battle with deadly brain condition ‘that lead to axe from job’

Joe Swash seems to have it all in the land of showbiz and celebrity.

He has millions of followers on Instagram and Twitter. He’s on TV almost every time you tune in, including Celebrity Gogglebox and Jeremy Pang’s Asian Kitchen, which are currently the most prominent.

And most importantly, Joe’s relationship with his wife-to-be Stacey Solomon is considered one of the healthiest in the entertainment industry. Together they seem to run the family of dreams.

Even though the good times are just beginning for Joe, he has to deal with very serious situations in his life and work.

Joe Swash is sitting on the sofa with a smiling Stacey Solomon
Cuddling with Stacey Solomon for Celebrity Gogglebox (Credit: Channel 4)

Joe Swash’s brain condition that led to the work Axe

Joe, who is appearing on Jeremy Pang’s Asian Kitchen this weekend, was best known for his time with EastEnders before he found reality TV success with I’m A Celebrity.

Between 2003 and 2008 he played the cheeky, musty Mickey Miller on Albert Square. But illness struck in 2005 when Joe was hospitalized with a brain bug.

It left him unable to stand or speak without throwing up.

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Doctors diagnosed Joe with meningitis and brain swelling.

He spent two weeks in intensive care – and then didn’t go home for another month.

Joe Swash makes an early appearance on EastEnders
Joe Swash in an early appearance on EastEnders (Source: YouTube)

effect of illness

Joe took three months unpaid leave from EastEnders to get treatment so he can talk and move again.

He previously said he believes his illness is linked to his axe.

My illness had a massive impact on the job.

He told The Sun in 2008: “My illness has had a massive impact on the job. When I came back I couldn’t find my feet.

“New producers came in and brought in new actors, and I got lost in the pecking order.”

Joe Swash looks dejected
Joe Swash went bankrupt twice (Credit: BBC)

Bankruptcy followed for Joe

Joe went into the jungle for I’m A Celebrity in late 2008. He became king of the jungle after winning over ITV viewers.

But just a few months after his big win, Joe went bankrupt in 2009. In 2013 he went bankrupt again.

Joe previously explained to the Mirror in 2017 that he was falling behind on taxes and bills and was ignoring what he had to do.

He admitted at the time: “I shit [money] away on things I didn’t need. I went out every night and had a house on a mortgage.

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“When you’re young you just don’t think it’s ever going to end. I thought I would be at EastEnders for years.

Jeremy Pang’s Asian Kitchen next airs on ITV on Saturday 16 July at 11.35am.

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