Danniella Westbrook has sparked concern after taking to social media to reveal that she’s suffering with a blood infection.
Announcing the news on Twitter yesterday, Friday 13 May, the former EastEnders star penned: “Another beautiful day missed in bed sick with this blood infection”.
Danniella, 48, who recently got engaged to her toyboy boyfriend, has since been inundated with well wishes by her followers.
“I’m sorry to hear you are not well I hope you are feeling much better very soon,sending all my best wishes to you,” wrote on person.
“Wishing You a speedy recovery hang in there you got this @westbrookdanni”, said another.
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Someone else wrote: “Feel better soon hun sending hugs xxx”, as fellow EastEnders star John Partridge penned: “Oh honey…… feel better X”.
The actress’ illness comes after Danniella revealed last month that she’s getting five life-changing facial reconstruction surgeries done through the NHS.
“I’ve spent the last seven years trying to get somebody to do it,” Danniella told The Sun. “But they said no in case it failed and they got struck off.
“Plastic surgeons wanted £500,000 to change my face, so I thought I was never going to get it done. It was only because I went into intensive care before Christmas.”
Recalling how she couldn’t breathe due to a build-up of fluid from her cold, Danniella explained that one night she fell asleep and struggled so much that she ended up in the intensive care unit.
The star explained that she was finally put in front of the “right doctors” at Aintree Hospital in Liverpool, otherwise she’d “still be waiting” for the life changing surgeries.
“That’s why I’m doing this. I need this surgery to survive,” the former soap actress continued to the publication.
“It’s not for vanity, this is about my health. It hampers my lifestyle on a day to day basis.”
While Danniella has been under the knife a handful of times, her daughter Jodie revealed to OK! that she doesn’t plan on following in her mother’s footsteps.
“I went to get my lips done but I pulled back and thought actually no, I’m not doing it. The people that follow my Instagram, the small amount, follow me for being natural and normal so that’s the way I want to go,” she told us.
“Maybe I’d get my teeth done but that’s about it. I hate my teeth but it’s only because I want them a little bit straighter.”
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