Danniella Westbrook 'scared but excited' for next round of reconstructive face surgery

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Danniella Westbrook is having bones in her face rebuilt. (Getty Images)

Danniella Westbrook has confessed she is feeling scared but excited as she prepares to undergo further reconstructive bone surgery to her face.

The former EastEnders star famously suffered damage to her nasal septum as a result of past cocaine abuse and previously revealed bones in her face are rotting away due to osteoporosis caused by botched surgery.

Westbrook, 48, revealed on her Instagram stories: "I'm off to the hospital in Aintree to get my next consultation for the next part of my operation for the bone doctor to put a bone in here.

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"A bit scary but I'm excited. I can't wait to get all these operations done and get the hell back to work."

She later shared an image of herself in Aintree Hospital in Liverpool wearing a face mask, and declared it was the "cleanest hospital I've ever been in."

Westbrook is thought to be on stage three of a four part journey of reconstructive surgery to rebuild the her face.

Danniella Westbrook explained that she wants to retain as a therapist to help others (Photo: BBC)
Danniella Westbrook on the Victora Derbyshire show in 2019. (BBC)

The actor and reality TV star, who has suffered online abuse from trolls about her appearance said last year she was 'really happy' with the work that had been done so far and hopes to 'finally stop all the hate'.

Westbrook recently spoke out to criticise the producers of EastEnders for recasting her character of Samantha Mitchell, without informing her.

It was announced last month that Kim Medcalf is to return to Albert Square in the role, first played by Westbrook in 1990, but also previously played by Medcalf between 2002 and 2005.

Daniella Westbrook as Sam Mitchell in EastEnders in 2009. (Getty Images)
Daniella Westbrook as Sam Mitchell in EastEnders in 2009. (Getty Images)

Westbrook, who returned to the soap in 2009 and 2016, told The Sun: "I’ve been known as Sam Mitchell for 32 years. But nobody at EastEnders contacted me to let me know they had recast Kim in the role. There wasn’t even an email to my agent. I was shocked because they do have a responsibility to tell me and someone should have.”

The mother-of-two was diagnosed with womb cancer in 2018, but was given the all clear by doctors in April 2019.

Danniella Westbrook appeared on 'The Jeremy Kyle Show' in 2019 to discuss her cocaine addiction. (Credit: ITV)
Danniella Westbrook appeared on 'The Jeremy Kyle Show' in 2019 to discuss her cocaine addiction. (ITV)

She appeared in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks in 2013, and has competed in reality shows I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, Dancing On Ice and Celebrity Big Brother.

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In February 2019 she appeared on ITV's The Jeremy Kyle Show to discuss her drink and cocaine addiction.

She admitted: "If I had the money I would be back doing 11 bags a day."

Watch: Danniella Westbrook began her facial reconstruction in May 2021