EastEnders star Cheryl Fergison has shared that she has been left in "agony" after spending 24 hours in A&E.

The 58-year-old actress took to the social media site Instagram to share some details on the ordeal, telling fans she was in "complete agony".

Posting a video on Instagram, Fergison said: "Hi everyone, I’ve just spent the last 24 hours in A&E at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

"I’ve seen things in the last 24 hours [that] I can’t unsee. I’ve been in complete agony. I’ve been made a million times better by the angels that are all of the NHS staff which I wanna thank, like, big time.

"When people say they don’t get paid enough - they really don’t get paid enough. We’ve got a broken system. It’s gone to pot. It’s shot."

The EastEnders actress: "But it’s still amazing and we still have it - just, by a thread. I wanna firstly say a huge thank you.

"I’m a lot better and when you sit for 24 hours in a chair in an A&E department being shipped off every six hours to go and get an IV, antibiotic drips, and come back again."

EastEnders star Cheryl Fergison left in 'agony' after hospitalisation

Fergison didn't specifically share why she was in the hospital but many of her fans and followers still reached out to show their support towards the actress.

One follower wrote: "Hope you are feeling 100% again soon. The NHS is so broken and it is so sad what is happening. As an NHS nurse of over 30 years, I have seen so many changes. All we can do is carry on doing our best for our patients. Take care Cheryl." 

As another said: "Hope you feel better yes being a nurse I can tell you that we don’t get treated very well by the NHS."

One fan added: "Get well soon 💐and thank goodness that the NHS is still battling on despite all that it’s going through."