It was all-round relief when the boyfriend of Susanna Lau - one of the original ~bloggers~ of fashion, better known as Susie Bubble of Style Bubble - was found safely after his sudden disappearance last week, prompting a frantic social media campaign to track him down.

The heavily pregnant style star last saw partner of 10 years Steve Salter at 10am on a Monday morning when he left their London home for work at i_D magazine, where he's digital editor, and wrote on Instagram that he was "in completely normal state of mind when we last spoke yesterday morning."

After updating the original post hours later to say he'd been found in a hospital emergency room, it was radio silence until she took to IG again to give her worried followers more of an insight into what happened - and indirectly state that mental illness was a factor.

"Without going into details, what Steve went through was beyond traumatic. And I did very nearly lose him," she wrote. "My world as a result feels like it's been tipped over. What I thought I knew, maybe I didn't know at all."

Bubble also hinted that the traumatic experience, and whatever Salter's going through, could shake up her entire approach to sharing her life on social.

"Time will tell whether things just go back to "normal" - whatever that means. Exciting fashions, Insta-worthy holiday shots and random ramblings won't be obliterated. But what goes on behind the veneer of all of that can't be ignored either."

It would seem strange to suddenly go from the last post to a handbag or a pretty shoe so here goes... and whilst I'm generally reticent about confessional postings, if the events of Mon-Tues have taught me anything, it's that my sizeable but not ginormous following are more akin to being friends rather than alien voyeurs Without going into details, what Steve went through was beyond traumatic. And I did very nearly lose him. My world as a result feels like it's been tipped over. What I thought I knew, maybe I didn't know at all Right now I'm in the hospital with him making sure he can feel the baby kicking (and she is kicking a lot...) as he drifts in and out of sleep. The life inside of me is pulling us through but it can't be this baby bandage Something else has to change and right now we're not sure what that is... or how we go about it. I've had the fortune to do what I want creatively speaking to earn my keep in this world. And I've been lucky enough to have met the partner that I can happily tack 'life' on as a prefix. And now we have this new life inside of me, that is coming imminently Still... all of that doesn't quite add up. And time will tell whether things just go back to "normal" - whatever that means. Exciting fashions, Insta-worthy holiday shots and random ramblings won't be obliterated. But what goes on behind the veneer of all of that can't be ignored either Once again I'm thanking our families, friends (both close and vague), and also all the gestures of well wishing from nice strangers. The road to recovery begins with those all-important people...

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Salter - who remains in hospital - later posted his own message of thanks to the family, friends and strangers who lent their support throughout his ordeal. 
 
"This week has been a reminder to talk more, listen harder, support anyone who requires help and hold loved ones that bit closer."

I've messaged a few people individually but as the events of Monday and Tuesday were played out online, it felt apt to share the heart and soul of the message wider. Whilst still in hospital, I'm getting stronger with each passing hour. Before I fully focus my energies on a complete recovery, I wanted to say a quick thank you. Family, friends, faraway followers alike, your well wishes have not gone unread or unheard. Beyond spiritless scrolls and fantasy filters, our social platforms can be a medium that amplifies the real beauty of humanity. From down to dazed and disorientated to determined, your messages of love, acts of kindness and offers of assistance have been a huge comfort, not just to myself, but to everyone I hold dear. As my health continues to improve, I promise to do the same. This week has been a reminder to talk more, listen harder, support anyone who requires help and hold loved ones that bit closer. Much love. ????????

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Bubble is due to give birth to their first bubby together early in the new year.

Photo: Getty / David M. Benett. 

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