Louise Redknapp forced to quit '9 to 5' musical after horrific accident

11 January 2019, 12:38

By Tom Eames

Louise Redknapp was rushed to hospital last night (January 10) after suffering a nasty fall.

Her injury has forced her to leave the production of Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 musical on the West End.

The singer and TV presenter was left with a broken wrist and deep cuts to her face after the incident.

"It breaks my heart to say I am having to take some time out and won't be able to continue with my role in 9-5," she wrote on Instagram.

"Due to a nasty fall I have only gone and fractured my wrist and got ten (yes ten) stitches in my chin."

She added: "Following my doctors' orders - they have said I will be ok but as they say in the theatre 'the show must go on' and I wish the rest of the fabulous cast an amazing opening night and I will be back on that stage for 9-5 before you know it."

The 44-year-old also shared a picture from hospital, saying: "Sending you all the kisses and I will be back loving Violet before you know it."

Louise had been rehearsing for the musical version of Dolly Parton's classic 1980 film, in which she was due to play Violet Newstead, who was originally played by Lily Tomlin.

Get well soon, Louise!