Neighbours star Madeleine West reveals she’s been hospitalised as she warns people to take better care of their mental health
Madeleine West was hospitalised on Friday for a mystery operation.
The Neighbours actress, 41, shared a selfie from her hospital bed and urged her followers to take care of their mental health.
Speaking about the operation in a lengthy Instagram post, the star insisted that she was ‘fine’ but admitted that the whole process had scared her.
Is everything okay? Actress Madeleine West was hospitalised on Friday for a mystery operation
‘It was inconvenient, scary, but necessary, one of those ailments many women and some men will face, and with the right care will overcome,’ she shared.
‘A big part of that is taking better care of ourselves. Which we are all pretty bad at doing. Particularly safeguarding our mental health,’ she added.
‘Waiting in emergency I witnessed first hand the impact escalating mental health issues have on our flailing medical system, our economy, and average Aussies as I watched patient after patient plagued by psychological pressures and disorders seeking help from embattled triage nurses already under enormous strain from the #pandemic and a hospital system under-staffed and Ill-equipped to help them.’
She went on to tag the mental health charity Beyond Blue in the post, along with the Carers Foundation Australia and the feminist website Mamma Mia.
Struggles: Speaking about the operation in a lengthy Instagram post, the star insisted that she was ‘fine’ but admitted that the whole process had scared her
Actress Rebecca Gibney commented on the post, writing, ‘Hope you’re ok beauty?’ before adding, ‘Feel better love.’
Madeleine responded, ‘Thank you darling I’ll be fine!!! Couple of days in bed is the best gift ever!!!’
It comes after the soap star purchased a new home in celebrity hotspot Byron Bay.
She snagged a new four-bedroom home in Suffolk Park for $4.6million.
In addition to the bedrooms, the home features three bathrooms, a three-car garage, and a home office on a generous 952sqm block.
Warning: ‘It was inconvenient, scary, but necessary, one of those ailments many women and some men will face, and with the right care will overcome,’ the star shared
It also has a private deck connected to the office with views of the hinterland, along with a heated pool, open plan living, spacious sun-filled living areas and a stunning architectural design.
The house is located in one of the most in-demand streets in the Byron Bay region and is the home to many celebrities, including actor Luke Hemsworth and model Gemma Ward.
It comes after the Neighbours star separated from her partner, celebrity chef Shannon Bennett, in 2018.
Fresh start: It comes after the soap star purchased a new $4.6million home in celebrity hotspot Byron Bay (pictured)