Danniella Westbrook previously battled septicaemia, or blood poisoning, following a botched surged on her teeth.
Two years on, the former EastEnders actress was seen clutching her jaw in pain following a hospital dash – according to The Mirror, after worrying the septicaemia may have returned.
Danniella, 44, opened up on Twitter in June about her fear the potentially life-threatening infection – which is caused by large amounts of bacteria entering the bloodstream – may have come back.
She said: “Super poorly face has swollen up so so bad and pain unbearable waiting to hear if I need to go back in hospital and praying it’s not septicaemia again … could cry.”
It came after she opened up to The Mirror in a brutally honest interview, where she said her bones were “rotting away” in her face after years of drug abuse and botched surgery.
“I just don’t look like myself any more,” Danniella said.
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“Obviously I’m going to age a lot faster anyway because of the drugs but I didn’t need this as well.”
Recently Danniella, whose septum once collapsed due to drug use, openly admitted she had used drugs in the past four years – despite previously claiming to have been sober for 13 years.
Speaking to Kerry Katona on Loose Women, the actress admitted her problems and stated she tragically tried to end her life two years ago.
Talking frankly about her struggles, Danniella told Kerry: “Everyone thinks my lowest point was when I got seen with a hole in my nose but my lowest point has been the last four years and not having my daughter in my life, not having certain things in my life, I haven’t dealt with it the right way, I haven’t dealt with it the adult way. I have just used.”
She continued: “All I’ve done is used. I put myself into hospital two years ago, I said to them ‘I have taken copious amounts of coke, every medicine in the house, drunk alcohol; this, that and the other, and I am still waking up – why? Please section me, I am trying to kill myself’.
“And they sectioned me. I wanted to die. And I thought ‘what could be the thing that could kill me fast enough that won’t give my kids a lot of shame?'”
Despite her struggles, Danniella insists she’s “come through the other side” of her addictions, saying: “I feel so much lighter for being honest about it. I’m not saying I have taken them every day for the last four years but I have struggled for the last years of my life and I am ready to say ‘please [help me]’.”