Watkins’ needed emergency surgery, and the nature of the operation meant she had to take six weeks off from a hectic touring schedule alongside The Wiggles’ Anthony Field, Simon Pryce and Lachy Gillespie.
Shortly after her surgery, Watkins and husband Lachlan Gillespie decided to announce their separation.
It was a shock split after two years of marriage, leaving Watkins' heartbroken.
Regardless, the 29-year-old says the whole time she was out, all she wanted to do was get back to work alongside him, proving the two co-stars have no bad blood.
“It’s so great having them and having Lachie as my best friend. I’m so lucky.”
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