Actress Danniella Westbrook Will Get New Cheekbones Made From Her Rib Following Battle With Osteoporosis

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Actress Danniella Westbrook Will Get New Cheekbones Made From Her Rib Following Battle With Osteoporosis

Actress Danniella Westbrook has revealed that she has lost her cheekbones to osteoporosis and will be getting new ones created using her rib.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain, the former Eastenders actress says she was left with painful osteoporosis in her face after botched dental work.

Danniella, who has previously been open about her battles with drug addiction which resulted in her nose collapsing, slammed claims that this latest health problem is drug related.

She said: “Cocaine hasn’t given me osteoporosis. It was because of bad dental work, not cocaine. After 13 years clean, cocaine wouldn’t have given me it.

“It was bad dental work. I still have screws in there. Basically, the bone didn’t close around it which left the blood getting into the bones and gave me septicaemia.

“They wanted to take skull to mend it, but they are using my rib now. On this side, I have no cheekbones because of osteoporosis. It’s nothing to do with cocaine. I would openly say it if it did.”

Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain
Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain

She also denied recent reports that she is homeless, but admitted that she had had a hard life.

“My face is not collapsing, I’m not homeless, I’m not bankrupt, I’m okay,” she told Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan.

She added: “If my life was written as a TV show it would win every award going.

“You couldn’t make it up.”

When Piers asked: “You’re a mum of two, when do you look at yourself in the mirror and wonder when you’re going to get your life together?”

She replied: “I’m really together, it is everyone around me that isn’t.”

Adding: “Sometimes I get up and think ‘I just can’t do this any more’, not in a suicidal way.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

“It’s such hard work, most people don’t take all this rubbish in a year, a lifetime.”

She also told the hosts that she had spent time in sheltered housing in 2014 after she lost her home, but said that she got herself together and now mostly lived in Spain.

“I do a lot of stuff that people don’t see,” she said.

“I am working, I do a lot on the other side of the camera that people don’t see. My life is very much together.”

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

Featured Image Credit: ITV / Good Morning Britain

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