Danniella Westbrook undergoing reconstructive surgery to rebuild her face

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Danniella Westbrook has revealed she is undergoing reconstructive surgery to rebuild her face.

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 has now announced that she is having work done to “rebuild” her face and hopes it brings an end to “all the hate”.

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Sharing a picture of herself on Instagram, Westbrook wrote: “Stage one of the four part journey of reconstructive surgery to rebuild my face and finally stop all the hate.

Danniella Westbrook was hurt by the comments made about her nose on Gogglebox. (Getty Images)
Danniella Westbrook is having work done to rebuild her face. (Getty Images)

“I’m really happy with what @beverlyhillsaestheticsindeal has done today to prepare me for stage two.”

The actor, 47, added the hashtags “#grateful#noninvasive#stageone#surgery#sohappy”.

Westbrook found fame playing Walford’s Sam Mitchell in 1990.

She left the BBC soap in 1993 to pursue other projects but returned for several stints throughout the 1990s.

Actress Danniella Morgan (formerly Danniella Westbrook) is returning to television's Eastenders, as Ricky Butcher's ex-wife, and the Mitchell brothers' younger sister, Samantha.  * 11/5/1999 of actress Danniella Westbrook, who said she would have died from her drug use if she had not checked into a rehab clinic in Arizona earlier this year. The former EastEnder star, who had a long cocaine habit, had begun to use valium and collapsed at her manager Cheryl Barrymore's house before she started receiving treatment in the US. But Westbrook - who gave birth to her second child Jodie last month - told OK! magazine that she has now been clean for seven months and her family life gave her a new incentive to stay off drugs.   (Photo by Andrew Stuart - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Danniella Westbrook was cast in EastEnders in 1990. (PA Images via Getty Images)

The actor has also dabbled in reality TV, appearing on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Dancing On Ice and Celebrity Big Brother.

Westbrook's struggles with cocaine addiction were widely publicised in the tabloids throughout the 1990s and 2000s and the star said in 2019 that she was just one relapse away from dying.

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND FEBRUARY 05: Danniella Westbrook is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on February 5, 2016 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Danniella Westbrook has appeared on several reality TV shows. (WireImage)

“I’ve got another relapse in me, but I don’t have another recovery,” she told The Sun at the time.

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“It’s do or die for me.

"I know I’m one relapse away from dying.”

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