The professional dancer, 31, instead spent the evening in hospital before being cared for by her celebrity dance partner Tom Fletcher and his family at their home.
Amy shared the news on her Instagram page on Monday evening, as she posted a series of pictures from her unexpected weekend with the Fletchers.
Rough ride: Strictly Come Dancing’s Amy Dowden was forced to miss Saturday’s live show after being rushed to hospital with a Crohn’s flare up.
The TV star told how her fiancé Ben Jones was working away, so Tom and their co-star Sara Davies rushed to be by her side after she fell ill.
Sharing photos from her hospital bed, Amy wrote: ‘Thanks for the all messages over the weekend.
‘Unfortunately, I was missing from the show as I had an unexpected Crohn’s flare up and hospital admission in which I received unbelievable care.
‘I’m recovering very well and certainly being well looked after and look forward to returning to the dance floor.
Aw: The professional dancer, 31, instead spent the evening in hospital before being cared for by her celebrity dance partner Tom Fletcher and his family at their home
Sharing photos from her hospital bed, Amy wrote: ‘Thanks for the all messages over the weekend’
‘Big thanks to lovely @saradaviescc and @tomfletcher for taking care of me (of all the days to be poorly, Ben was in Blackpool with the dance school).
‘To the Fletchers who made sure I had everything and more at the hospital, have brought me back to theirs where the whole family are giving me all the love, care, burnt toast (Tom), unlimited supply of @mrsgifletcher clothes along with @tomfletcher sock choice. you could possibly need, lots of drawings and pretend injections from my new doctors Buzz, Buddy and Max.
‘Thank you, they really were sent to me.’
Thumbs up: Amy shared pictures from her hospital bed on Instagram
Message of support from Amy’s Strictly alum rushed in after she posted the news.
Former celebrity winner Stacey Dooley, wrote: ‘Get well angel’.
While Saffron Barker, said: ‘Get well soon angel face [heart emojis]’.
Gemma Atkinson, penned: ‘Ahh Amy. Sending lots of love.’
While Sara, who had been looking after her, said: ‘Omg you’re looking so much better than when I last saw you as we closed the doors on the ambulance as they carted you off on Friday night and me and Tom were watching them drive off into the night with tears in our eyes!’
Fellow pro Dianne Buswell, wrote: ‘Love you so much.’
Get well soon! Message of support from Amy’s Strictly alum rushed in after she posted the news
So cute! Amy shared pictures of herself with one of Tom and Giovanna’s children as well as a sweet note that had been drawn for her
In 2019 Amy revealed she had been hiding a secret battle with Crohn’s, with the star speaking out for the first time so she could help others suffering with the illness.
Speaking in a candid interview with Hello! magazine, the dancer insisted she doesn’t ‘want any sympathy’, emphasising that her condition doesn’t ‘define’ her.
Opening up on why she chose to keep her condition from the Strictly crew, she said: ‘When I got my job on Strictly Come Dancing, I didn’t want to be known as ‘Amy with Crohn’s’
‘I wanted to establish myself as ‘Amy the dancer’ first. But I’ve done two seasons on the show now, and I think it’s important to speak out.’
Friends: Amy was also helped out by Strictly 2021 alum Sara Davies
Life with the Fletchers: While staying with Tom, Amy revealed she was given his Yoda socks and fed burnt toast
She continued: ‘It will be a relief that people will finally know, but I don’t want any sympathy. It doesn’t define me, it’s just part of me, and I want this to be a positive story.’
Crohn’s disease is described by the NHS as a ‘lifelong condition’, which sees parts of the digestive system inflamed.
Among other symptoms, suffers can experience extreme abdominal pain, vomiting, exhaustion and diarrhoea.
Secret battle: Speaking in a candid interview with Hello! magazine, the dancer insisted she doesn’t ‘want any sympathy’, emphasising that her condition doesn’t ‘define’ her (pictured in August 2018)
Amy explained how she had only told a select few of her Strictly co-stars about her illness, including best friends Oti Mabuse and Dianne Buswell.
While Amy carries on the most part carries on with her day-to-day life like normal, there have been incidents where Chron’s has impacted on her career – but the defiant performer won’t let that stop her from doing what she loves.
The pro dancer recalled an incident during her tour on Here Come The Girls, in which she was throwing up between the dances.
She explained: ‘The theatre wanted to call an ambulance. But the performance must go on. I come out and put a smile on my face. It won’t stop me.’
Exciting: Amy with her fiance Ben Jones