EMMERDALE star Gemma Oaten suffered a "really bad" accident that's left her in a sling.

The actress, 39, has been told she's fractured her elbow after "chipping the bone".

Gemma was updating fans on her busy week when she broke the news – and shared a bruised snap of her arm.

"Then I fell. Literally. Really badly on the walk home with Ruby on Wednesday night," she wrote.

"I then went to A&E and discovered I've got some nice little chips of bone off my elbow and now I've a glamorous sling & a heap of painkillers.

"Why am I sharing this? Well, to say – that's life! It's got it's ups & downs, but it's how you handle it that is the game changer.



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"I'm so blessed for this week. I'm so grateful for the moments, the friendships & the support of all I'm striving for. But most of all I'm proud of myself & how I have reacted.

"As the quote goes – '"'our greatest glory is not in ever falling, but in rising every time we fall' CONFUCIOUS.

"I'm grand, I'm feeling so positive and empowered and considering the girl I was – I am bloody delighted with the open, authentic, vulnerable, bounce back ability woman I am becoming.

"Life is a journey. Keep learning. You matter."

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She is best known for starring in Emmerdale playing Rachel Breckle from 2011 to 2015.

She also briefly appeared in Coronation Street in 2021.

Before becoming an actress she worked as chambermaid, cleaner and shop assistant.

Gemma now uses her platform to raise awareness of eating disorders, having opened up about her struggle with anorexia during her teens.

Her mum Marg was awarded an MBE for setting up the eating disorder charity SEED.

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