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NRL WAG Tahlia Giumelli reveals her shock diagnosis amid her battle with Crohn's disease


NRL WAG Tahlia Giumelli reveals her shock diagnosis amid her battle with Crohn’s disease ahead of wedding to Rabbitohs star Tom Burgess


NRL WAG Tahia Giumelli has revealed she was recently diagnosed with adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (adult ADHD).

The 28-year-old model, who is engaged to rugby league player Tom Burgess, shared the news with fans on Instagram on Wednesday during a Q&A.

Tahlia spoke about her shock diagnosis amid her on-going battle with Crohn’s disease when asked about if she’s still studying at university. 

New battle: NRL WAG Tahlia Giumelli revealed her shock diagnosis this week amid her battle with Crohn's disease

New battle: NRL WAG Tahlia Giumelli revealed her shock diagnosis this week amid her battle with Crohn’s disease

‘I wish! I’ve struggled with study for a really long time,’ Tahlia said. 

‘Towards the end of last year it was suggested I get tested for adult ADHD which came back mild/moderate for attention.’

‘It honestly explained sooo much and my close friends and family who know me agreed haha.’ 

Struggles: Tahia revealed she was recently diagnosed with adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (adult ADHD)

Struggles: Tahia revealed she was recently diagnosed with adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (adult ADHD)

Manageable: Tahlia said that she'll be working with medical professionals to 'come up with a game plan' to help her in future to live with the condition. Pictured with fiancé Tom Burgess

Manageable: Tahlia said that she’ll be working with medical professionals to ‘come up with a game plan’ to help her in future to live with the condition. Pictured with fiancé Tom Burgess

What is adult ADHD?  

– A mental health condition that affects and limits the attention span

– Symptoms include impulsiveness, trouble with multi-tasking and poor time management

– Treatment can include counselling, training, and sometimes medication 

Tahlia said that she’ll be working with medical professionals to ‘come up with a game plan’ to help her in future to live with the condition. 

‘So far I’ve been able to manage it (clearly my whole life) but would love to be able to focus more on so I can achieve more things (sic)’. 

She added in another post: ‘I struggle with study, long term projects, distraction, boredom and jumping from one thing to the next to name a few.’ 

Tahlia has long been open about her health and also suffers from Crohn’s disease. 

‘Crohn’s disease is silent but painful,’ she said back in 2020, after being rushed to hospital after a ‘Crohn’s attack’ during dinner.  

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract.

It can cause abdominal pain, diarrhoea and anaemia, as well as life-threatening complications.

Meanwhile, Tahlia is set to wed South Sydney Rabbitohs star Tom this year after the pair were forced to cancel their nuptials during the Covid pandemic.  

Last week, Tahlia revealed on Instagram she had started preparing for the couple’s big day with the help of a friend.

She shared a video and several photos of herself and a girlfriend making name cards for wedding guests.

‘Wedding things,’ she captioned a picture of the pair cutting the tags while sitting at a dining room table.

‘Progress,’ another post was captioned.

On December 11, Tahlia shared an Instagram post to mark what would have been the couple’s wedding day, as she complained about having to wait until another date.

‘Happy ‘should have been’ wedding day,’ she began. ‘We should have been saying our vows right now in front of our family and friends in Byron Bay and celebrating with one too many cocktails.

‘Instead we turned it into a family holiday, made some more memories and soaking up the pre-wedding bliss that is still to come.’

In July, Tom and Tahlia announced they’d had to postpone their wedding.

At the time, she wrote on Instagram: ‘After almost two years of planning. Tom and I had to make the sad decision to postpone and move our wedding venue completely.

‘With another wave of Covid hitting NSW our priority is and always will be the safety of our family and friends.

‘I have no doubt when it happens it will be just as amazing. Really feel for all the brides who have had to do the same. But right now a I wedding didn’t seem like a number one priority’.

They announced their engagement on New Year’s Eve in 2019, after three years of dating.

Tough: Tahlia has long been open about her health and also suffers from Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract

Tough: Tahlia has long been open about her health and also suffers from Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract

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