Tammy Hembrow shares a rare photo of herself as a baby showing her sixth finger


Tammy Hembrow shares a rare photo of herself as a baby showing her sixth finger – after revealing she was born with a rare genetic mutation


Tammy Hembrow previously revealed she was born with a rare genetic mutation – an extra finger on each hand resulting in a total of 12 fingers.

And on Saturday, the 27-year-old shared a rare photo of herself as a baby that showed the additional digit on her hand.

On her Instagram Story, she posted a cropped photo of her hand as an infant in the bathtub.

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Wow: Tammy Hembrow shared a rare photo of herself as a baby showing her sixth finger on her Instagram Story – after previously revealing she was born with a rare genetic mutation

The fitness mogul wrote in the caption: ‘Found this pic of my hand when I was a baby lol, count the fingers.’

‘Me and my older sisters were all born with extras,’ she added, referring to her siblings Amy and Emilee.

Tammy followed that with a video of her manicured hand now, and wrote: ‘Only five fingers now lol my extra fingers where chopped off when I was born.’

‘Funniest part is I had no idea until I was like 12,’ the blonde bombshell explained. 

Extra digit: On Saturday, the 27-year-old shared a rare photo of herself as a baby showing the additional digit on her hand on her Instagram Story. She posted a cropped photo of her hand as an infant in the bathtub and asked fans in the caption to count her fingers

Extra digit: On Saturday, the 27-year-old shared a rare photo of herself as a baby showing the additional digit on her hand on her Instagram Story. She posted a cropped photo of her hand as an infant in the bathtub and asked fans in the caption to count her fingers

'I had no idea until I was like 12': Tammy followed that with a video of her manicured hand now, and wrote: 'Only five fingers now lol my extra fingers where chopped off when I was born'

‘I had no idea until I was like 12’: Tammy followed that with a video of her manicured hand now, and wrote: ‘Only five fingers now lol my extra fingers where chopped off when I was born’

‘I thought the scars on both my hands were literally part of the human anatomy,’ she added.

Tammy first made the startling revelation in a YouTube video titled ’10 things you don’t know about me’ back in January 2018.

She said: ‘I was actually born with two extra fingers’ and added that her two extra fingers were ‘chopped off’ soon after she was born. 

Scars: In 2018, Tammy revealed she was 'born with two extra fingers' and added that her extra fingers were 'chopped off' soon after she was born. She explained the additional digits were attached to her little fingers on each hand and had nails - but were completely boneless

Scars: In 2018, Tammy revealed she was ‘born with two extra fingers’ and added that her extra fingers were ‘chopped off’ soon after she was born. She explained the additional digits were attached to her little fingers on each hand and had nails – but were completely boneless

Tammy explained the additional digits were attached to her little fingers on each hand and had nails – but were completely boneless.  

She also noted the mutation ‘runs in her family’, with her older sisters Emilee and Amy, as well as their mother and grandmother born with extra fingers.

However, Tammy’s children with ex-fiancé Reece Hawkins – son Wolf, five, and daughter Saskia, four – were not born with the mutation. 

In the genes: She also noted the mutation 'runs in her family', with her older sisters Emilee (right) and Amy (left), as well as their mother and grandmother born with extra fingers. Pictured in the centre is the trio's younger half-sister Starlette

In the genes: She also noted the mutation ‘runs in her family’, with her older sisters Emilee (right) and Amy (left), as well as their mother and grandmother born with extra fingers. Pictured in the centre is the trio’s younger half-sister Starlette

Not inherited: However, Tammy's children with ex-fiancé Reece Hawkins - son Wolf, five, and daughter Saskia, four - were not born with the mutation

Not inherited: However, Tammy’s children with ex-fiancé Reece Hawkins – son Wolf, five, and daughter Saskia, four – were not born with the mutation

What is Polydactyly?

Polydactyly is the condition which results in people having extra fingers or toes.

The extra digit is usually a piece of soft tissue that can be easily removed.

Occasionally it contains bones, but the excess finger(s) is rarely functioning.

The condition affects only a small portion of the population, and is believed to be inherited from a dominant gene, or can be a syndrome.

Famous people with the condition include comedian Drew Carey and American baseball player Antonio Alfonseca

Source: Medical News Today 

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