Danniella Westbrook says it's 'about time' as she prepares for facial surgery

The actor said she is a bit nervous but also excited about having the operation

Danniella Westbrook
Danniella Westbrook is having an operation. (PA Images/Alamy)

Danniella Westbrook has revealed that she is set to undergo facial reconstruction surgery, saying "it's about time".

The former EastEnders star suffered damage to her nasal septum as a result of past cocaine abuse and has also previously said that a botched surgery left her with osteoporosis which is making the bones in her face weaken.

She told The Sun she is heading to Turkey this weekend for treatment.

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"I’m not feeling too bad," she said.

"A bit nervous but I’m excited because it’s been five or six years of waiting now. It’s about time.”

Addressing her upcoming surgery on Instagram, Westbrook said: "I’m ready to have my last operation next week then after that watch out world cos I’m back!"

The star, 49, said it was "going to be a busy year" as she had lots of worked lined up, including acting jobs and a one woman show and that she had a "tell all book" in the pipeline.

"So a huge thank you to all of you for your support in the glory days and the dark times," she said.

London, UK. 28th March, 2018. Danniella Westbrook, National Film Awards 2018, Porchester Hall, London UK, 28 March 2018, Credit: Rich Gold/Alamy Live News
Danniella Westbrook said it's 'about time' she had the op. (Alamy Live News)

"I am so full of gratitude to everyone."

Westbrook, who found fame as Sam Mitchell on the BBC soap, previously shared that she was frequently trolled over her appearance.

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Danniella Westbrook found fame in EastEnders. (PA Images/Alamy)

"People message me, saying, ‘You’re so ugly, you’re a junkie, you should just go and kill yourself’," the actor told The Sun last year.

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"I’ve also had messages saying they are glad I’m not coming back to EastEnders because no one wants me scaring their kids on the telly.”

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