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‘The Bachelorette’ Alum Blake Moynes Hospitalized in South Africa after Suffering Severe Infection

The Bachelorette alum, Blake Moynes, has been hospitalized in South Africa after a severe infection. The reality star, who is in the country for an environmental conservation work trip, had to undergo surgery in the past week.

The news was confirmed by Moynes’ mother on social media. The 33 year old is known for his activism and spent the last month helping save endangered species and working with anti-poaching units.

Blake Moynes Undergoes Surgery for Severe Infection in South Africa

Blake’s mother, Emily Moynes, was the first to break the news of her son’s sudden illness. On January 30, she took to Instagram to reveal that Blake had ‘a really bad infection’. “Four days ago, he called and said he had a really bad infection that had been treated. I just got a call today—like I am starting to freak out—he just got out of surgery,” Emily said.

“I want him to come home. F–k Blake, just come home. I know you love what you’re doing, but you’re freaking me out. I am ready to get on the next flight to Africa,” she added, getting emotional.

Talking about the development, Blake’s rep said, “He has been working and training in South Africa with anti-poaching units where [he] developed a severe infection. He’s being recently treated with great medical care and just completed surgery yesterday. We are awaiting confirmation that things are fully on the right track in the coming days.” 

Blake’s Mother Shares Update on his Health

On January 31, Emily took to Instagram again to share an update on his condition. She looked much relieved this time and said, “I just received word that Blake is in great spirits today post-op. Full recovery is expected. He is getting excellent care now in a private hospital. I don’t know when he’s coming home.”

“He’s not supposed to be home until March. And knowing him, he will stick it out because he will not leave until his work is done.” She also expressed her gratitude towards fans for their wishes and said, “I just wanted to tell you that I was literally completely overwhelmed yesterday with the amount of love, and support, and prayers and encouragement.”

“Like, I had a moment. I sat on my couch and I had a moment because I thought I have never felt more part of a community than I did yesterday. Your prayers meant so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you, so, so much,” Emily continued.

Blake Moynes Appeared on The Bachelorette Seasons 16 and 17

Moynes shot to fame when he appeared on Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams‘ season of The Bachelorette in 2020. He returned the following year in the season of Katie Thurston and got engaged to her on the show. The couple, however, split just two months later.

“It is with mutual love and respect that we have decided to go our separate ways. We are so grateful for the moments we shared together and the entire journey that has unfolded this year, but we ultimately have concluded that we are not compatible as life partners,” the two announced in October 2021.

We wish Blake a speedy recovery! Stay tuned for more news and updates.

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