Love Island host Maya Jama left in wheelchair after horror kerb accident
The 28-year-old Love Island host, who returned to present Aftersun on Sunday night, was left wheelchair-bound in Cyprus when she fell off a kerb. (Image: Matt Crossick/REX/Shutterstock)
Love Island star Maya Jama has revealed she was left in a WHEELCHAIR after suffering an accident. The 28-year-old Love
Island host, who returned to present Aftersun on Sunday night, was left wheelchair-bound in Cyprus when she fell off a kerb.
Maya explained to Pretty Little Thing’s Behind Closed Doors podcast: “I went to Ayia Napa when I was 17 to host Charlie Sloth's show Fire In The Booth. But the day before the actual beach party thing we were supposed to be hosting, I ended up slipping on a bit of mashed-up kerb. “The bottom of my foot was hanging off." Maya added: “I had to be in hospital for two days and ended up in a wheelchair for the rest of the time. I ripped a nerve and couldn’t feel it."
She added: “I was getting carried into the ambulance like ‘wahey…’ not knowing that I might not be able to bend my f*****g toes. The big one doesn’t bend… it can bend but it doesn’t tuck. I will never forget that trip.”
Maya made her second appearance on Aftersun on Sunday night - hosting the spin-off and companion show after the main show had wrapped up on ITV2. On Twitter, fans have been loving the new host - after she took over from Laura Whitmore last year.
K said: "Ive literally never watched a full episode of Aftersun, but Maya and Indiyah are making it very appealing all of a sudden #loveisland." RX said: "aftersun is GIVING, just good vibes, good panel, Maya, Sam and Indiyah are so refreshing to watch #loveisland"
"Sorry if I’m late but is Indiyah a permanent panel member? If it’s her and Maya on my TV every week this is the best decision the producers have ever made #loveisland," Don't said. Kae said: "the way indiyah and maya bounce off of each other is just amazinggggg. #aftersun #loveisland".