Strictly Come Dancing dancer struggling with health issues days before going on stage

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Strictly Come Dancing's top scoring contestant from last week is under the weather as he battles long-term health hurdles.

Strictly Come Dancing is slowly picking up heat, as the new season progresses. Ever since the series dropped its teaser about having the best-ever line-up, it has been making headlines.

Now, the show sees so many ups and downs on a daily basis. From Shirley Ballas’s heartbreaking confession about how she is coping with hate, to Amy Dowden’s tragic health conditions, its cast members are going through their share of problems.

Amidst the already existing problems within the cast, Adam Thomas is going through his share of health hurdles. Here’s what it is.

Adam Thomas’s mystery illness

After receiving the best scores to date last week with his partner Luba Mushtuk, Adam Thomas is presently under the weather. He is allegedly down with a mystery illness that has taken a toll on his health and is preventing him from practicing. This comes as sad news, as all the other contestants are busy perfecting their dance routines for the weekend. But Adam unfortunately is too weak at the moment to live his normal life.

He took to Instagram to announce his illness. And here’s what he said.

Adam’s Instagram announcement

Adam Thomas, who enjoys a robust Instagram fan following of about 1 million fans, took to the social media platform to announce his illness, just days before going live.

He posted an image of himself tucked in bed, looking pale and tired. He gave the following caption for the image.

“Of all weeks to be poorly!”

While it is unknown exactly what is wrong with him, and what his diagnosis and symptoms are, it is clear that he isn’t keeping too well. Keeping the larger picture in mind, Adam has been undergoing his share of health struggles lately, and here’s what it is.

Adam’s recent diagnosis

While it is unknown what his health conditions are this week, Adam is suffering from more long-term conditions. After an entire year of testing, Adam Thomas was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, earlier this year, in August.

As per The Express, Adam has been vocal about how rheumatoid arthritis comes in the way of his training for Strictly Come Dancing. But it is a condition that he has to live with. He has previously shared a detailed Instagram post talking about the various symptoms he faces. He said the following about how it affects his craft as a dancer.

“I thought that was something people later on in their life get… but that’s not the case, clearly! It’s been a tough old year but …Finally, I’m on the right plan now! Finally, getting it under control. For now! But some days are better than others and am not going to lie, it’s been hard not being able to train properly. It has had a huge knock-on effect for me personally, but not only that for my family too!!”

Adam’s performance last week

Adam surely feels like he is missing out on a lot as he isn’t able to practice or perfect his moves for the weekend. He received a great score last week when he was graced an eight from all four judges giving him a total of 32. With an emotional and heartfelt Waltz routine, Adam, along with Luba even managed to make the viewers shed some tears, especially from his brother Ryan Thomas, who is a former Coronation Street star.

Despite his condition, Adam has a lot of hope to get better. He recently said the following to his Instagram family about his way forward.

“One day I will get my arthritis under control but until then... more bloods and more doctors. Staying strong."

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