Former Love Island star Michael Boateng has slammed the UK government after detailing his "endless" two hour ambulance wait after dislocating his arm.
The 28 year old former footballer, who starred on the sixth series of Love Island in 2020, took to his Instagram stories to detail the incident, and said that he was in "excruciating pain".
Whilst thanking the paramedics who came to his aid, Michael used the opportunity to slam the UK government – even tagging Prime Minister Rishi Sunak – for not paying their NHS staff better.
He wrote: “Endured a tough ordeal today, a reminder of the strain on our NHS.
“Having dislocated my arm, I found myself in excruciating pain for two seemingly endless hours whilst waiting for an ambulance.
“Can't help but think about those dealing with even more critical conditions, caught up in these long waiting times – a crisis brought on by the government's unwillingness to reward healthcare heroes what they truly deserve.”
Michael went on to name the paramedics who helped him as he praised them for their hard work and dedication.
On a second Instagram story, he wrote: “I'm overly grateful for Cathy and Jourdan, the amazing paramedics who came to my aid.
“Each delay, each life at stake, brings us back to the question – when will the government realise the invaluable services of individuals like Cathy and Jourdan?”
He then tagged Rishi Sunak as he questioned: "When will their salaries be increased so they're truly paid what they are worth?"
Mike was a police officer before getting his big break on Love Island in 2020, after which he went on to be a model and influencer.
He coupled up with Priscilla Anyabu on the winter series, and the pair made it to the final, which was won by Paige Turley and Finn Tap.
Mike and Priscilla went on to date for a further 15 months, spending much of their time together when the UK was plunged into lockdown just a matter of months after they left the show.
During an interview with Capital FM following the split, Mike said: "We're not together anymore.
"It was never really a bad breakup… In fact, it wasn't a bad breakup at all."
He continued: "We had a mature conversation – I think we were together for about 15 months – and like any couple, a lot of things happen.
"Nothing bad where somebody cheated on someone or something…"
"Lockdown was tough for us – we didn't really have a lot of space away from each other.
"We had a grown conversation as adults, and in order to save our friendship, maybe we have to take time away as a couple."
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