Towie’s James ‘Diags’ Bennewith reveals brother had two bleeds on the brain

Towie’s James ‘Diags’ Bennewith has revealed his brother Jack is coming home following an eight and a half hour operation to save his life after a life-threatening brain aneurysm. 

The reality star, 29, took to Instagram to share a host of photos of him with his brother as he updated his followers on what had happened.

Diags wrote: ‘My brother. 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: ‘If you ever feel unwell or being sick, headaches, stiff neck please go get checked out because you never know what it might be.’

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Jack also took to the comments to joke: ‘I know I know I’m a legend brain problems whatever.’

Diags also revealed that his brother’s prognosis had initially been a lot worse, and he was lucky to come out of hospital with the ability to walk and talk. 

He shared a video of him and his father picking Jack up from hospital, saying in the clip: ‘Guess who’s back, back again. Jacky’s back, tell your friends!’

Diags added: ‘They said he wouldn’t be able to speak, can he speak?’ to which Jack replied: ‘F**k you’. 

He continued: ‘They said he wouldn’t be able to walk, can he walk? Yeah he can. When we arrived he was bench-pressing an 80-year-old lady out the front, just staying warm. Didn’t care. 

‘And he’d just done a half marathon around the carpark so yeah, he’s back alright. Back in business!’

Many of Diags’s celebrity pals flooded his comments to send their well-wishes, with James Argent writing: ‘We love you jack’.

Mario Falcone added: ‘Wish him a speedy recovery mate,’ while Demi Sims wrote: ‘glad he’s okay Diags!!!’

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