Gemma Collins will be celebrating her birthday this weekend and the star is thrilled because her father can leave the hospital after battling the coronavirus.
The star’s father, Alan, battled the virus in the hospital after testing positive in December.
After Gemma didn’t know for weeks whether her father would make it, she announced that he would be leaving the hospital in time for her 40th birthday.
Gemma Collins loved it when dad left the hospital for her birthday
On the latest episode of her podcast, Gemma said, “My dad is coming home this week, so it’s the best birthday I could wish for.
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“Yeah, I can’t have the planned party. I had arranged so many singers to come to a venue that I booked last year.
“That won’t happen, but it doesn’t matter because my father survived Covid.”
Gemma tells of her father’s “heartbreaking” fight
Gemma added, “They actually called my father the miracle worker in the hospital.
“My dad is 73 and he’s a very fit man, but Covid really tore my family apart and it was just so heartbreaking.
“It was so heartbreaking to see my father fight for his life.”
Gemma also announced that she will be in her 40th place in lockdown, but her wish is to “just be happy” with what she has.
She said, “I ordered a huge cake. The fact that I can have cake with my dad on my birthday is absolutely priceless. “
“My birthday wish is to be so happy with what I have.”
It comes after Gemma reveals that her father said he might not make it while battling COVID-19.
On an earlier episode of her podcast, the Dancing On Ice star said, “We just didn’t know what he would be like. And if he could do it.
“There were moments when we all had to talk about what happens if dad doesn’t get through.”
She concluded, “When I was presented with the news from my father, you know you may not make it to the hospital.
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“It really puts things into perspective.”
Gemma’s mother also tested positive in December and disagreed with the virus.
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