Danniella Westbrook will receive £500,000 facial surgery on the NHS to deal with some tough health issues. The former EastEnders actress suffered from drug addiction for many years
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Former EastEnders star Danniella Westbrook will have around £500,000 in facial surgery to repair her devastated face.
The surgery, which is scheduled to be carried out on the NHS, will rebuild her damaged cheekbone and improve her collapsed nose.
She was unable to complete the work privately because of the expense, but she will now have surgery after spending Christmas in intensive care.
The surgery will involve having part of her ribs inserted into her face.
After years of alcohol and drug addiction, Danniella recently turned her experiences into something positive by helping to found a holistic wellness center.
In January, it was announced that Danniella’s former character Sam Mitchell would return to EastEnders, but would be played by Sam Metcalf, who had originally taken on the role of Danniella.
So what happened to Danniella’s face means she needs surgery?
What happened to Danniella Westbooks’ face?
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Danniella’s facial changes due to alcohol and cocaine addiction led to her septum collapse.
Her cheek began to break from inhaling the sedative cocaine commonly used on cattle.
Danniella told The Sun: “The plastic surgeons wanted £500,000 to change my face, so I thought I’d never make it. It was just because I went to intensive care. before Christmas.
“I couldn’t breathe because I had a cold. Fluids built up and after I fell asleep I couldn’t wake up properly and ended up in the ICU.”
Why does Danniella Westbrook need surgery?
Danniella needed surgery to reconstruct her face due to years of drinking and drug addiction, after her facial breakdown led to health problems.
She said she spent Christmas in intensive care: “That’s why I have to do this. I need this surgery to survive. It’s not for vanity, this is about it. my health. It interferes with my daily lifestyle.”
The actress extremely praised the care she received at Liverpool’s Aintree Hospital and said it was “the best care in the country”.
Her condition has sadly led to malicious comments about her online, despite her uphill battle with mental health issues.
“People text me saying ‘You’re so ugly, you’re trash, you should kill yourself,'” she revealed.
Danniella had undergone several reconstructive surgeries and suffered from osteoporosis, which caused her cheekbones and gums to rot away.
By 1999, her drug addiction had caused her septum to rot and her EastEnders scenes had to be shot from above to cover her nostrils.
She eventually had to leave soap as partying and addiction took over her life. An infamous photo of her at the British Soap Awards captured the part of her nose that had been rotting from drugs.
Trying to work through the problem is tough, and in 2018 she confessed that a failed surgery in 2015 led to horrifying complications. “I don’t look like me anymore,” she told the Mirror.
She said: “I almost died, I had two IV drops on each side and then they took all my teeth out and gave me this denture, which broke my heart because I didn’t need it all. teeth from the very beginning.”
Danniella revealed that sometimes when she wakes up, her left side is “sunken” and needed further surgery in 2018 to repair the damage. At the time, the actress said she had to drink 12 liters of milk a day to strengthen her bones and ensure part of her skull could be used to make a plate for her face.
The former EastEnders actress is currently training to be a holistic therapist and healer.
Speaking to The Morning After, she said: “I’m actually going to be working at a holistic center in Harrogate. A friend of mine opened a center, they have healing sounds, reiki, therapists. , all different things.”
“I also think for us, It’s all about getting that buzz, whether it’s the buzz from the audience reaction, the buzz of seeing someone else grow or develop, it’s actually a lot better than that. with the buzz you’d ever get from a drug. So much better.”
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