Towie star Diags' horror as brother is rushed to hospital with brain aneurysm & undergoes eight hour op to save his life

TOWIE star James 'Diags' Bennewith has revealed that his brother has returned home after a brain aneurysm left him needing eight hour op to save his life.

The 29-year-old took to his Instagram account yesterday to discuss his brother Jack's frightening ordeal and thanked Addenbrookes Hospital for saving his sibling's life.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the reality TV star revealed that he was unable to visit his younger brother in hospital while he recovered.

Celebrating Jack's discharge from hospital, Diags wrote: "He’s coming back home, after suffering a brain aneurysm and two bleeds on the brain.. then having to have a brain operation for 8 and a half hours, all by himself as covid means you can’t even visit the ward!

"He’s finally coming home❤️ so here’s to the strongest geezer I know my brother @jackbennewith1… 

"❤️ thank you to everyone at Addenbrookes Hospital for saving my brother and thank you to @georgina_kellyx for taking him to hospital that day!" he added.

The ITVBe star then urged his followers to not delay seeking medical help if they are feeling unwell.

He concluded: "If you ever feel unwell or being sick, headaches, stiff neck please go get checked out because you never know what it might be 🙏❤️".

Towie stars past and present shared messages of support following his brother's recovery while fans sent well wishes.

One fan penned: "Amazing news 💚 enjoy having him home".

"Speedy recovery jack💙," another wrote.

A third commented: "Wish him to get well soon. Addenbrookes is good hospital and he is in safe hands 🤗🤗🤗".

Meanwhile, Diags' brother Jack proved he hasn't lost his sense of humour as he commented under the tribute post: "I know I know I’m a legend brain problems whatever 😂🙌❤️".

James was catapulted into the spotlight when he joined Towie in 2012 for season 4.

Before joining the reality show, he was good already good friends with co-star Joey Essex, having known him since the age of 13.

James has previously dated fellow Towie star Fran Parman, and he's appeared on Celebrity Ghost Hunt.

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