Pregnant Megan McKenna rushed to hospital

Megan Mckenna was rushed to hospital due to a reaction to medication credit:Bang Showbiz
Megan Mckenna was rushed to hospital due to a reaction to medication credit:Bang Showbiz

Pregnant Megan McKenna was rushed to hospital after suffering a "scary" allergic reaction to medication.

The 31-year-old reality TV star - who is expecting her first child with her fiance Oliver Burke - has revealed she developed a "painful" abscess and then had a reaction to the medication she was given to treat it and she ended up in hospital due to "bad swelling" around her tongue and neck.

In a post on Instagram, Megan apologised to fans for her social media silence and explained her health crisis. She wrote: "Sorry ... I've been really unwell. I have an abscess which has been the most painful thing I've ever experienced and had an allergic reaction to medication I took for it.

"It all led to bad swelling in and under my tongue and neck which has been very scary."

She went on to thank medical staff for helping her in her time of need, adding: "I can't thank Birmingham City Hospital enough and the ambulance service for taking care of me this morning. The care I received was amazing."

Megan insisted she's now on the road to recovery and just wanted to keep her fans updated. She added: "I'm still recovering and still a bit swollen but I'm on the right medication to help it.

"I wanted to get back to your DMs as I know some of you have been worried about me. Thank you for checking in on me."

The scare came just weeks after she suffered another adverse reaction to medication which led to her stomach swelling, and Megan previously admitted it left her scared for her unborn baby.

In an Instagram post, 'The Only Way Is Essex' star explained: "My body is hypersensitive and it is more scarier having that because I worry about it affecting the baby but after speaking to the doctors at the hospital they said it can't actually affect the baby having an allergic reaction.

"So that's why I haven't been on here but I feel so much better and I'll be back cooking my [Instagram video] dinners for everyone."