TOWIE's Joey Essex rushed to hospital after monkey bite

Published Friday, Jan 10 2014, 10:37 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
The Only Way Is Essex's Joey Essex was reportedly rushed to hospital after being bitten by a monkey while in South Africa.

Former I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Joey is currently abroad filming a new show for ITV2, in which he searches for his favourite animal - monkeys - in the wild.

Joey Essex sits in the mountains in Africa while filming new ITV2 show - 9 January 2014

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But after being taken to a flea market in Johannesburg and being introduced to a captive primate called Milo, Joey received a nasty wound.

Given that Milo was wearing a waistcoat and nappy at the time, we're not surprised the monkey was in a bad mood.

A source told The Sun: "Despite having his jabs, Joey freaked out saying he was going to catch rabies."

After seeing a doctor at the local hospital, Joey was given the all clear.

Yesterday, Joey shared a picture of himself perched up high in the mountains.

Later this week, he will head into Africa before trekking the Ugandan jungle in search of more monkeys. Perhaps he'll keep within arms reach this time....

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