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Ireland’s Eurovision entry Sarah McTernan preparation for the finals were disrupted as she was laid low with a gum infection.

The 25-year-old Clare native was forced to stay in bed in her hotel room after becoming ill over the past few days, requiring treatment in the Eurovision medical centre.

“My wisdom teeth needed to come out anyway but they kind of flare up every now and again, but yesterday they got really bad and it was all down my neck. I just went to the medical centre and they said I had gingivitis so my two wisdom teeth are inflamed and underneath the gums are infected but it’s gone down all my throat.”

Sarah will take to the stage in Tel Aviv on Thursday to perform her song 22 to a potential audience of more than one billion people.

Via Ireland Independent