GOGGLEBOX star Ellie Warner is believed to be facing an “uncertain future” amid the “pain and anguish” of her boyfriend’s brain injury.
然而, yesterday she broke her silence to ask friends and families to make donations to the brain injury charity instead of buying her birthday gifts this year.
It comes six weeks after Nat was rushed to intensive care.
He was hit by a car in Halton, 利兹, while walking home in the early hours.
Luke Griggs, Deputy Chief Executive of Headway, 告诉太阳报: “The thoughts of everyone at Headway are with Nat and Ellie, as well as their family and friends.
“We understand the pain and anguish of sitting by the hospital bedside of a loved one following a brain injury. Often the concern around their current condition is compounded by uncertainty over what the future may hold.
“We are extremely grateful that Ellie is supporting the charity in this way, but more importantly we want to ensure she avails herself of the support we provide to families and partners, as well as brain injury survivors.
“The immediate aftermath of a brain injury can be a daunting and frightening place and we want to ensure nobody has to face it alone.”
Nat was believed to be in a critical condition and fighting for his life in the aftermath of the crash.
Following Nat’s accident, a family member confirmed he had suffered a broken neck and back as well as two collapsed lungs.
They added he was also initially placed on a life support machine.
It’s Action for Brain Injury Week from May 16, focusing on will focus on the “hidden disability” for many brain injury survivors.
The Sun previously revealed Ellie, 31, 将要 miss the rest of the current series of Gogglebox as she focuses on Nat’s recovery.
A source close to Ellie said: “Ellie’s focus, 100 百分, is on Nat and supporting him in his recovery.
“She’s been told to take as much time off as she needs and it is very unlikely she will be returning during the current series.
“Producers have told her to take as long as she needs.”
Appealing for donations to Headway this week, Ellie wrote on Facebook: “For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to Headway – the brain injury association.
“I’ve chosen this charity because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope that you’ll consider contributing as a way of celebrating with me.”