Jess Wright has admitted that dealing with her uncle’s tragic death has made her psoriasis get worse.
The former TOWIE star, 35, has always been honest with fans about her skin condition – something she’s been battling for 14 years.
And it seems as though it’s only gotten worse after she was forced to endure major heartbreak when her uncle Edward died from coronavirus.
The reality TV star said that although it’s been frustrating to see her psoriasis worsen during the last “really rubbish few months”, Jess admits she’s glad she was honest with fans.
“My psoriasis has got a lot worse because of the pandemic. With my uncle and all the stress of the past year, it’s flared up. It’s been a really rubbish few months with everything that’s gone on,” she told new! mag.
“I’m really glad I did share it. So many people appreciate my openness and it’s important to keep it real,” Jess added.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that turns skin red, dry and itchy.
Jess last month opened up about how “broken” her beloved uncle’s death has left her.
“Broken,” Jess began in her social media tribute.
“It still doesn’t seem real that you’re gone. You leave the biggest hole in our family’s heart because you were everything that represented the Wright’s & you did everything you could to keep us together as much as possible as it meant so much to you.
Jess continued: “Not just my uncle, but like a second dad to me in so many ways.”
She went on: “The best grandad, dad, husband, son & uncle there ever could be. Your smile lights up every room & you are the glue that held us all together.
“I will look after nanny & grandad just like you did so well, I promise. And your children who I love like my own brothers and sister.
“I miss you so much already Ed, see you again some day. Love you uncle Eddie,” Jess concluded in her touching message.
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