Former EastEnders star Paul Nicholls has been left seriously ill in hospital after plunging from a waterfall in Thailand and smashing his leg – and was left there for THREE DAYS before anyone found him. The actor, 38, had been exploring the Khun Si Falls beauty spot on the island of Koh Samui alone when he fell into a rock pool where he remained trapped without food for 72 hours due to being unable to move because of his injuries.
It was not until a local villager spotted the motorcycle he’d used to travel to the site that a search operation was launched and on Monday Paul – who played the troubled Joe Wicks on the popular soap – was found. He was semiconscious and suffering from hypothermia and had also picked up a bug as well as being in agony from his broken right leg.
When he was discovered Paul was stretchered from the scene and transferred to hospital. “I am lucky to be alive,” Paul told The Sun. “The problem was I couldn’t move to get out of there. I’ve got a broken leg and I’m missing a kneecap. It needs complete reconstruction.”