Love Island star Marcel Somerville, 34, was reportedly robbed at knifepoint by a masked gang as he drove to a restaurant over the weekend. The former Blazing Squad band member was said to have been confronted by four men on mopeds at the time.
An insider close to Marcel claimed: “Marcel and his mate were driving around east London heading to their favourite restaurant and they noticed some people on mopeds getting close to them.
“Each time they stopped at a set of traffic lights the mopeds would pull up next to them on either side of the car and just looked shady.
“Then when Marcel and his friend pulled into a side street to park up they saw the mopeds head towards them again. Each moped had two people on and they kind of circled around the car.”
The source went on to claim the attackers then drew machetes as they got off their mopeds.
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While he was in hospital, doctors found that he had Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), which is a serious complication of type 1 diabetes.
Opening up about the frightening experience, Marcel told OK! Magazine: “I was throwing up, felt light-headed. I lost weight, my face was sunken and you could see my bones.
“It was because I have Type 1 diabetes, but I only found that out in hospital when they asked, ‘Do you know you’re diabetic?’ I had no clue.”
“I was very close to being in a coma but thanks to the NHS I made it through,” he added.
Marcel spent a week in intensive care at the time after “all the nutrients in his body” depleted.
The television personality recently celebrated happier news, as he announced his girlfriend Rebecca is pregnant with their first baby.
Marcel proposed to his partner at their baby’s gender reveal party.
He wrote in an Instagram post: “What an amazing weekend! Full of surprises!
“Having a baby boy getting down on one knee and then celebrating another year of life for my queen.”