Lee Ryan is leaving hospital for a period of “rest” after a serious complication of tonsillitis.
The EastEnders actor and Blue singer was treated for a condition called quinsy over the weekend.
The illness involves a cyst forming between the tonsils and throat wall.
A source told the Press Association: “He won’t be working this week as he needs a 10-day rest, but he’ll be ready to go back on set next week.”
The 33-year-old previously suffered a throat cancer scare.
His recent stint in hospital comes less than two years after doctors found a cyst in his throat, which was removed over fears it was cancerous.
The illness has reportedly not affected any of his EastEnders filming.
Lee Ryan made his first Albert Square appearance as Woody Woodward, who arrived to take over the running of the Queen Vic, in April.
He later said he was relieved by the positive reaction to his debut in the BBC soap and that he “couldn’t really believe that.”
He also recently split up with his girlfriend Jaime-Lee Faulkner.
The pair were last seen together at Radio 1’s Big Weekend at the end of May in Hull.