Yellow Wiggle Emma pulls out of upcoming Gold Coast show due to chronic endometriosis

Gold Coast kids will sadly miss out on seeing Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins at the group’s upcoming show at Dreamworld on April 17.

The popular Children’s entertainer has been forced to take time out from The Wiggles national tour to undergo surgery for chronic endometriosis.

In a statement and video released on Facebook, Emma said: “I’m so sorry that I won’t be able to perform in the upcoming Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle shows. I have been in a lot of pain for the past couple of years and on advice from my specialist, a difficult decision has been made for me to be urgently admitted to hospital to have an operation to manage the pain that endometriosis has brought on.


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“I would like to send my love to all the other women experiencing symptoms of endometriosis, it is such a debilitating and painful disease and I urge anyone suffering with the symptoms of endometriosis to put your health first and get a diagnosis so that you are in the best position to manage this crippling disease.”

The Wiggles have announced they will have two female performers donning the yellow skivvy to play the role of Emma for the remainder of the national tour while Ms Watkins is recovering.

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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