STRICTLY’s JJ Chalmers is battling an agonising leg an infection – however has vowed to waltz by the ache barrier.
The previous Royal Marine and Invictus Games 2018 host was severely injured in a bomb blast whereas serving in Afghanistan in 2011 and has but to have shrapnel faraway from his leg.
Strictly’s JJ Chalmers is battling an agonising leg an infection – however vows to waltz by the ache barrier
Fragments from the explosion are etched into his physique and nonetheless spark bouts of ache.
However JJ has refused to drop out of Strictly following his most up-to-date flare up, and mentioned he will probably be hoping to not put a foot fallacious with dance associate Amy Dowden after they return on Saturday evening.
He mentioned: “While there is a stage of ache and sensitivity with it, it is not something I am not used to. These are simply the real negative effects of being alive, that is the best manner I can put it, enduring some stage of ache.
“Till it will get to you already know, an insufferable level or a extremely discomforting level, I am not going to permit it to cease me doing what I really like doing. And proper now that is dancing.”
JJ Chalmers is partnered with Amy Dowden on Strictly
He added to The Mirror: “However on the flip facet, it might sound fairly alarming to folks that I’ve performed most of this competitors with an an infection in my leg however that is simply the truth of what occurs with this explicit piece of shrapnel till they take away it.”
The explosion that induced JJ’s accidents claimed the lives of two troopers and left 9 others maimed or traumatised.
JJ suffered accidents to his legs and arms, misplaced two fingers and was left with scars on his face and chest, the place one arm was temporarily grafted to his body.
In 2016, he landed a spot internet hosting the Invictus Video games.
JJ was severely injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan
He was additionally a part of the presenting group for the BBC’s Trooping of the Color protection in 2018.
JJ is an in depth buddy of Prince Harry after assembly Harry in June 2014 at a rehabilitation triathlon.
JJ and his spouse even acquired an invite to all parts of Harry’s 2018 royal wedding.
The previous marine mentioned being picked for Strictly is “fully off the chart”.