MAFS season 8 star Mikey Pembroke has undergone surgery on his disfigured face for injuries that he sustained during an MMA fight over the weekend.

Mikey was partnered with ‘wife’ Natasha Spencer on the 2020 season of Married At First Sight. The couple broke up shortly before the final commitment ceremony.

The reality star told his Instagram followers that he ended up in hospital after his first MMA fight.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Mike (@mikeypembroke)

“Alright change of plans. We’re going to need an operation and they’re going to cut it open and drain it because there’s something going on inside,” he said on his explained while showing his swollen jaw.

Love Film & TV?

Get the latest Film & TV news, features, updates and giveaways straight to your inbox Learn more

“Check out this infection on the side of my face. There’s all pus inside there too.”

He added, “And I’ve had to be fasting for the last 24 hours because they’re worried about something being wrong.”

MAFS star after his MMA fight

Mikey was administrated Ketamine to help with the pain associated with his surgery and later took to his stories to discuss the side effects the tranquillizing drug had on him.

He said he thought he was dying, telling his followers:”‘I thought I was a blood [unintelligible] going through the body. F**k.”

Filming is already well underway for season ten of MAFS, which will air early next year.

While a promotion for the season hasn’t started yet, plenty of photos have leaked from filming, which led many of the cast members to be prematurely identified. A source has revealed that MAFS producers are furious over the leak.

“A series of early leaks revealing the brides online before the majority of the weddings have been shot has ruined the surprise element of the show,” a source told Yahoo! Lifestyle.

They added “The grooms have all been looking up the pictures and trying to guess which bride is theirs. Producers are furious.”

For more on this topic, follow the Reality TV Observer.

Get unlimited access to the coverage that shapes our culture.
to Rolling Stone magazine
to Rolling Stone magazine