Gogglebox star Tom Malone Sr worries fans as he posts snap from hospital gurney

Gogglebox star Tom Malone Sr. has sparked concern from fans after sharing a snap from a hospital gurney.

The Channel 4 star was surrounded by three nurses all dressed in blue scrubs and face masks, hooked up to a monitor with an IV in his arm as he grinned for the camera behind his own mask.

Tom had headed to donate platelets in support of the NHS, and appeared wearing a tight black t-shirt and jeans as he reclined in the sterile chair, surrounded by screens and papers – with his yellow-brown platelets visible in a hanging IV bag.

Tom’s wife Julie explained in the caption: “@GivebloodNHS #PlateletsDonation Tom doing his bit for poorly people! Give blood!”

But some fans in the Instagram comments section were left concerned for the star at the sight of his blood.

One worried fan said: “Nice one. Erm… why does your blood look like cloudy lager?”

Thankfully someone else stepped into explain, writing: “It’s the platelets – the machine separates all the blood components and what isn’t platelets is returned to the donor.”

The original user penned: “Ah thank you. I was worried!”

Someone else posted: “Well done Tom – hope you didn’t faint!”

“Bet that was powerful stuff!” a third echoed, while others rushed to comment praise for the telly star.

“You Malones just keep getting better, I didn’t think it was possible – lovely family!” one user penned.

As another gushed: “Thank you to everyone that has or does give blood. You have saved my life and also my stepfather’s life.”

“Well done Tom, it’s a wonderful thing to be able to do if you can! Fab pic!” someone else said.

The new snap comes just days after the Malones sparked frenzy as they shared photographs from their rarely-seen son Lee’s wedding day last week.

Tom Malone Jr wowed in a grey suit as he posed beside his brother, explaining to fans: “So after 2 years of postponements my brother @lee_malone and sister-in-law @sarah.malone11 finally got to have their big day!

“Couldn’t be happier for you both! And, of course, a Malone wedding was always gonna be eventful.

“Congratulations to you both and shout out @craig.briscall for the best man speech and the moment on the last slide.”

Tom could later be seen alongside his mum who rocked a navy floral dress for the special occasion, while dad Tom Sr and brother Shaun.

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