Kate Miller-Heidke Shares A Snap Of Herself In Hospital Just Days Before Eurovision

Kate Miller-Heidke Shares A Snap Of Herself In Hospital Just Days Before Eurovision

Kate Miller-Heidke is repping Australia in the upcoming Eurovision song contest, which is obviously epic news. The not-so-epic thing? She’s been badly injured during rehearsals – and has even been hospitalised because of it.   “DON’T PANIC! This was a few weeks ago,” she Tweeted last night, alongside a pic of herself in bed. “I […]

by | May 9, 2019

Kate Miller-Heidke is repping Australia in the upcoming Eurovision song contest, which is obviously epic news. The not-so-epic thing? She’s been badly injured during rehearsals – and has even been hospitalised because of it.  

“DON’T PANIC! This was a few weeks ago,” she Tweeted last night, alongside a pic of herself in bed. “I came back from Europe with a very serious infection which can end in amputation or even death.”

The source of said infection? A blister on her foot: “Anyone who has worn them knows high heels can kill,” she quipped. “But I never took it literally.”

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The blister was a direct result of spending 10 hours dancing on a cobblestone street while filming her Eurovision postcard (the pre-recorded video compilation that’s played before each act performs live on stage).

“I was stuck in this bed for the best part of a week (permitted only to limp to the toilet and back,)” she continued on Twitter.

Understandably, with the comp just days away, Kate’s not stoked with the setback.

“When I realised how serious it was I was pretty panicked and frankly, upset,” she said. “The last few months have been a whirlwind of activity. Every day was chockas with some kind of preparation. I was sprinting towards May, getting my ‘pop Olympics’ brain on and utterly unprepared to have all my plans derailed by such unexpected shitty luck.”

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“The first couple of days in hospital passed in a blur of needles, pain killers and Netflix and tears (not a euphemism.) But then this strange sense of calm settled over me. I gave up trying to control everything. I had no choice. I just pressed ‘pause.’”

Thankfully, the 37-year-old is now on the mend – in the nick of time too.

“I’m mobile again now. In sneakers. The doctor ordered me to go to an orthopaedic shoe store. A ‘funky’ one,” she said.

“PS. For anyone interested, I was diagnosed with cellulitis resulting from an infected blister. It’s the exact same disease Hilary Swank got while training for Million-Dollar Baby so it’s definitely the most glamorous foot infection going around #eurovision.”

Sending all the get well vibes your way, Kate!

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