The former TOWIE star tweeted a picture from her hospital bed last night, showing herself hooked up to an IV drip. She added the caption: "Well not how I wanted to end my holiday. Want to get home now."
Lauren's photo came as a surprise to fans, as she'd looked fine in the numerous selfies she'd been posting throughout her time in the sun. Just the day before she'd shared an image of herself glammed to the max on a night out.
According to The Mirror, a rep for Lauren, 28, has said she sought medical treatment due to a combination of heat exhaustion and a difficult week, which included learning that a six-second sex tape of her and an ex-boyfriend had been leaked.
A statement read: "Lauren has had a stressful couple of weeks and coupled with the 50 degree heat in Dubai she collapsed and was taken to hospital. She was put on a drip due to dehydration and is now resting back at her friends."
Last weekend, the reality star revealed her devastation at learning intimate footage of herself and a former partner was being circulated via text, WhatsApp and email.
She claimed the sex video had been taken without her knowledge and distributed without her consent.
After sharing her side of the story with a newspaper, she took to Twitter to say: "Just for the record, cos some people don't get it. I haven't made a sex tape. It's an intimate six-sec clip of me and ex boyfriend of 2 years that he or I didn't release. Someone did from his phone with my phone number so I haven't been crying wolf, I voiced it to defend myself."
"Anyone who asking can we see it and where is it? You can't and anyone who tries post it will get reported to the police... Anyway it's very boring for me now. It's nothing exciting! Anyway lots love 2 the lovely people who actually get it! I'm on holiday having fun."
She has since called for stronger protection for people who find themselves in a similar situation to her, unable to stop the private video from being circulated.
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