Katie Piper has revealed that she was taken to the hospital for an emergency operation after she had some food.
The 37-year-old model and activist opened up about her agony on Instagram this morning, sharing a photo from her hospital bed.
She captioned the picture: “So, last night I ate some food that caused my esophagus to spasm, which meant it closed, meaning I couldn’t even swallow my own saliva and an emergency procedure Had ended in A&E for oesophagus (not the way to start a week).
“I’ve got a long history of treatment with my esophagus, I’ve had three hardenings of tight scar tissue from what happened before and it’s something I’m aware of but haven’t happened in years.
“But, out of surgery and it turned out great and I just ate ice cream which felt heavenly!”
The mum-of-two said: “Many thanks to the NHS doctors and nurses who did an incredible job and were now very attentive to a rest day.”
Katie also shared a video from her hospital bed, telling followers: “Oh my god, it feels great to be able to drink fluids. The NHS are just amazing – amazing nurses and doctors, everyone.”
Katie has had several procedures on her throat as well as the rest of her body over the years, suffering life-changing injuries when she was the victim of an acid attack in 2008.
After major damage to her face and blindness in one eye, she has had over 400 operations including skin grafts.
Katie’s gruesome assault was organized by her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Lynch, but by Stephen Silvestre.
Daniel was given two life sentences behind bars, with Stephen serving six years before being released in 2018.
However, he was re-admitted in November 2019 for a string of car thefts before being freed again in June 2020.
Since the attack, Katie has undergone major surgery to restore her face and vision.
She found love with Richard Sutton, whom she married in 2015, and the pair share two daughters together; Seven-year-old Belle and three-year-old Penelope.
Last October, Katie had another eye operation to prevent further deterioration of her remaining vision.
In November, Katie received an honorary doctorate from Ireland’s Royal College of Surgeons for her work as a global healthcare leader.
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