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Kelly Holmes, 51, has her cast removed following Achilles heel surgery

‘I have a bit of fire in my belly’: Dame Kelly Holmes, 51, has her cast removed following Achilles heel surgery and shares an update on her mental health after voicing ‘burnout’ fears

  • Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Kelly, 51, showed off stitches on her left ankle as she revealed that she will be able to run properly again in just four weeks 
  • She first underwent surgery on her Achilles heel in lockdown last year and following her latest procedure, she said surgeons are ‘happy’ with the process
  • The gold medalist also spoke about her recent mental health battles
  • In April, she announced she was ‘burning out’ so needed time to cool down but this week she admitted to feeling an improvement and getting ‘a fire in her belly’

Dame Kelly Homes, 51, has unveiled the aftermath of her recent operation. 

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the sportswoman showed off stitches on her left ankle as she revealed that she will be able to run properly again in just four weeks time and is ready to tackle going on TV again after a recent mental health battle.

The gold medalist underwent a painful op on her Achilles heel during isolation a year ago and had admitted at the time the meds she was on made her feel sick. She has now given the latest update on her health battle and the surgery. 

Speaking out: Dame Kelly Homes has unveiled the aftermath of her recent operation

Dame Kelly, who revealed she struggled get back to health following a bout of COVID, had also told her followers that she was undergoing her own mental health battle in April and was heading towards ‘burnout’.

She admitted she was scared of regressing back to old coping mechanisms. Kelly confessed on Instagram in April: ‘My mental health has deteriorated and I’m scared I will regress to where I don’t want to go.’

Now the former Olympic athlete has admitted she has some fire in her belly to get back to work despite being scared. 

She edited the original post from April and penned: ‘Three and a half months later I am still not working and now a bit scared to, however today 3rd August 2021, I did a BBC interview and Radio 5 live to talk about the women’s 800m…

Stitches off: Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the sportswoman showed off stitches on her left ankle as she revealed that she will be able to run properly again in just four weeks time and is ready to tackle going on TV again after a recent mental health battle

Stitches off: Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the sportswoman showed off stitches on her left ankle as she revealed that she will be able to run properly again in just four weeks time and is ready to tackle going on TV again after a recent mental health battle

Yay! She wrote: 'Surgeon really pleased. Boot and one crutch for two days. Trainer and one crutch for a week. Build up gradually on bike, cross trainer, stepper. Run in four weeks!'

Yay! She wrote: ‘Surgeon really pleased. Boot and one crutch for two days. Trainer and one crutch for a week. Build up gradually on bike, cross trainer, stepper. Run in four weeks!’

‘It gave me a bit of fire in my belly so you never know I may be back soon. Thanks for the follow and see you on the other side’.

She also showed fans her ankle bandage coming off to reveal neat stitches, and after showing off her new boot and crutch, admitted she was looking forward to exercising properly again. 

She wrote: ‘Surgeon really pleased. Boot and one crutch for two days. Trainer and one crutch for a week. Build up gradually on bike, cross trainer, stepper. Run in four weeks!’ 

She revealed that her surgeon was pleased with her progress. 

Her announcement comes after Dame Kelly revealed she resorted to self harming on the day her mother passed away three years ago.

Ouch: She also showed fans her ankle bandage coming off to reveal neat stitches, and after showing off her new boot and crutch, admitted she was looking forward to exercising properly again

Ouch: She also showed fans her ankle bandage coming off to reveal neat stitches, and after showing off her new boot and crutch, admitted she was looking forward to exercising properly again

Her announcement comes after Dame Kelly revealed she resorted to self harming on the day her mother passed away three years ago (Kelly and her mother Pam in 2005)

Her announcement comes after Dame Kelly revealed she resorted to self harming on the day her mother passed away three years ago (Kelly and her mother Pam in 2005) 

The middle distance runner from Pembury, said it was ‘the worst day of her life’ when her mother Pam Norman died in 2017 from myeloma, a form of blood cancer.

However Holmes said it was also a turning point because she realised hurting herself wouldn’t bring her mum back.

Speaking in The Big Issue, she said: ‘The last day I self harmed was the day my mum died. I realised she wasn’t going to come back and help me, and that me self harming wasn’t going to help bring her back or help me.’

Kelly, who won gold in the 800m and 1500m at the Athens Olympics in 2004, said she was extremely close to her mum, who brought her up on a council estate in Kent, and it took a long time for her to accept she was gone. 

For confidential support call the Samaritans on 116123 or visit samaritans.org 

She said she realised self harming 'wasn't going to help Pam come back' (pictured together in 2004)

She said she realised self harming ‘wasn’t going to help Pam come back’ (pictured together in 2004) 

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