Strictly Come Dancing’s Shirley Ballas gets seven stitches after horror accident

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Shirley Ballas has been stitched up following a horrific accident.

The Strictly Come Dancing judge, 60, had to dash to A&E for medical attention after slicing her hand open on broken shards of glass which led to "blood everywhere."

Professional performer Shirley took to her Instagram Stories to document the incident and explained that knew she needed to get emergency help after the shards of glass cut through her flesh.

She said in clips posted to her Stories: "This morning, I sliced my hand and it went so deep that it’s really really through the flesh.

"There was blood everywhere, so I’m now at A&E and I think I’m going to have a few stitches. Watch this space."

Shirley explained how she was getting an X-Ray done during her hospital visit as she added: "I think it’s gone all the way through to the tendons so they’re going to send me to another hospital."

Shirley Ballas has been given seven stitches in her hand
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Brave Shirley also showed the gash to her fans in clips and said: "Being as strong as I can. Ready to check the tendon damage. It looks small but extremely painful."

The star later shared that she had to cover her hand in a plastic covering to protect it from moisture before sharing that she was given seven stitches.

"All bagged up now, and ready to go in the shower to attempt to do everything with my left hand," she explained.

Showing her hand, she went on: "Since this has got seven stitches in it now and it’s going to be poorly and not well for a while. But watch this space."

Later, Shirley took to her camera again to share footage from her swimming pool.

She held up her hand wrapped in a blue bag and said: "Quiet painful but trying to keep it up as I do some exercise.

"All tapped up but still painful but hey ho got to keep moving!"

The Strictly Come Dancing judge sliced her hand on broken glass
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She is bravely recovering after a visit to A&E
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Shirley recently teased that the next line-up of twinkle-toed celebrities on the show will “blow your mind”.

Shirley says the cast list is “off the charts” and confirms producers are aiming to return to a full 13-week series, including the traditional performance at Blackpool.

The dancefloor veteran said: “Just when you think Strictly can’t get any better, it does. Honestly it’ll blow your mind when you see some of the cast.”

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