“Painful but I’ll trolly on. #cleanbreak #brokenankle. I’ll be fine for @bbcstrictly thank you for all the messages. #gratitude.”
Her boyfriend, Daniel Taylor, also updated his followers on Shirley’s condition as he uploaded photos of her during the hospital visit.
He said: “In A&E with this brave soldier @shirleyballas!
“You can never say it enough but thank you to our amazing #NHS for your time and care and of course all the sacrifices you all make on a daily basis to look after our country. #livingangels.”
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