The TOWIE star, 41, took to Instagram on Wednesday to discuss the procedure before showing fans a photo of her bloody removed tooth. Sharing a clip of her dentist, she said: ‘Guys, this man is God for me today. I have been in so much pain. As you know I’m going on tour next week my life never runs smoothly, there’s always a drama.
‘I had to have my wisdom tooth out. It was painless, it was effortless and he put me at ease.”Hi guys, it never runs smooth for me. Been getting pain in my ear, been getting pain in my teeth, I needed wisdom teeth removal.‘I’m going on tour next week, I’m starting Chicago soon, thank god it happened this week.’
The reality star is set to play Mama Morton in the UK and Ireland tour of the production in May, taking over the role from singer Sheila Ferguson.
Gemma has long been passionate about the arts, having studied dance and earning a place at the renowned Sylvia Young Theatre School.British theatre producer David Ian said: ‘We were completely stunned by Gemma’s audition. She’s an undeniable force both on and off stage, and we can’t wait to see her portrayal of Mama Morton on tour.
Gemma will be joined in the production by former Coronation Street star Faye Brookes, who will take on the lead role of Roxie Hart. Djalenga Scott stars as Velma Kelly, Jamie Baughan as Amos Hart and B.E. Wong as Mary Sunshine. The role of Billy Flynn is yet to be announced.
Gemma will join the tour at the Sunderland Empire from Tuesday May 31, ahead of playing Cardiff New Theatre, Blackpool Winter Gardens, Sheffield Lyceum, Norwich Theatre Royal and New Theatre, Oxford.Chicago follows the story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two murderesses who find themselves in jail together awaiting trial in 1920s Chicago.
The role of Mama Morton, the corrupt but nurturing matron of the Cook County Jail, was made famous by Queen Latifah in the 2002 movie adaptation of the musical.Gemma previously flaunted her singing talents after she landed a record deal with Universal in August 2020, eight months after she blew the Spice Girls’ Geri Horner away with her performance on BBC’s All Together Now.
In November, she sang to support Sophie-Ellis Bextor’s Kitchen Disco Danceathon in aid of Children In Need, while she has also performed with pianist Peter J. Adamson at London’s Dorchester Hotel.
She had been planning to work with Naughty Boy but the musician pulled the plug on the project in 2020, saying he had other ‘priorities’ but wished her ‘all the best’.In 2019, Gemma said she had been getting singing lessons whenever she could fit them in, including in her car, ahead of releasing the ‘summer banger’.