Martine McCutcheon has poignantly opened up about the reason for her recent social media silence as the actress revealed she had been signed off sick for a month by her doctor after suffering from a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome flare up.The 47 year old star, has often kept fans up to date with the struggles of living with CFS and fibromyalgia, which are both debilitating conditions which can impact on everything from difficulty thinking and extreme exhaustion through to headaches and even widespread pain all over the body.
Although the condition is always present, at times it can flare up causing a worsening of symptoms, something that Martine herself admitted she had experienced prompting her to step back from the demands of work and social media.
Taking to her Instagram stories to reflect on her absence, Martine explained: “Hello everybody, happy Friday! I’m all wrapped up because I’ve just been out for a little walk, a little gentle stroll. “I’ve not been on here for ages because I had a huge flare up of my CFS and fibromyalgia, and I was written off work for about a month.” The star then went on to explain how she had been inundated with support during her time off, as she continued: “I cannot begin to tell you, the support has been amazing - I’ve never, ever, taken a month out of work, not since I was, god, not since I was 18! “I’ve always had something in the diary.