Danniella Westbrook sparks fears her nose is collapsing again as she's spotted with mystery bandage on top lip... two years after cocaine relapse
Danniella Westbrook has sparked fears for her health again after she was spotted sporting medical dressing underneath her rebuilt septum.
The former EastEnders star - who was forced to undergo dramatic surgery in 2001 after her nose collapsed following years of drug abuse - was seen out in London this weekend sporting the mystery bandage.
The 43-year-old's appearance prompted concern that her 2014 relapse had undone the work done by doctors to rebuild her nose 15 years ago.
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Concern: Danniella Westbrook has sparked fears for her health again after she was spotted sporting medical dressing underneath her rebuilt septum
Danniella, who is understood to be now drug and alcohol free, frequently appeared to try and conceal the plaster with a free hand while taking a brief stroll.
She was seen chain-smoking chatting to her son, Kai, and a female friend, before they headed to a pub in South West London.
Despite recently causing speculation she had relapsed again after a series of bizarre messages on social media, Danniella has put the bandaging down to complications from dental work.
A representative told MailOnline: 'Danniella Westbrook has septicemia caused by dental problems.
Shock: The former EastEnders star was seen out in London this weekend sporting the mystery bandage
Worry: Danniella was forced to undergo dramatic surgery in 2001 after her nose collapsed following years of drug abuse
Carrying on: The actress, 43, seemed keen to carry on with normal life and chatted on the phone
Up in smoke: The CBB contestant was seen chainsmoking as she walked through London
Cover up: Danniella constantly tried to hide the bandage underneath her nose
Unwell: A spokesperson for the actress states that she has had septicemia following complications from dental work
Health battle: The rep added: 'She is very unwell and has been in and out of hospital several times over the last two months'
'She is very unwell and has been in and out of hospital several times over the last two months.'
Separate sources have since reiterated that her blood infection has been caused by rigorous dental surgery.
'Steel rods going into her gum have caused an infection and therefore she is wearing a plaster with a sponge in her nose to stop the infection spreading,' a spokesperson told The Mirror.
Danniella revealed in October that she was undergoing a series of cosmetic procedures, including a breast lift and dental work, in a bid to rebuild her shattered confidence.
Support: The star's son Kai joined her as they headed to a pub in South West London
Family: The actress strolled with her hand over her face to shield it from onlookers
Smile: The star seemed in better spirits as she chatted to a red-haired pal
Circle: Her appearance comes weeks after she sparked concern she had relapse following a string of bizarre social media posts. She later blamed them on a hacker
'My drug habit has aged me and it shows through my looks,' she told Reveal magazine. 'I'm not worried about being (older), but I feel like an old woman.'
She was later seen nursing her mouth with an ice pack after visiting a central London dental clinic in August.
That appearance came after series of bizarre messages surfaced on her Twitter account, claiming she was pregnant and had been hospitalised after suffering a drug addiction relapse.
A separate message sent from Danniella's email account to MailOnline also read: 'I really need help. I'm relapsing so bad.'
Not well: The actress appeared to cough but still continued to smoke
Overhaul: Danniella revealed in October that she was undergoing a series of cosmetic procedures, including a breast lift and dental work, in a bid to rebuild her shattered confidence
Makeover: Danniella admitted: 'My drug habit has aged me and it shows through my looks'
Extreme work: She was later seen nursing her mouth with an ice pack after visiting a central London dental clinic in August
The actress later used Twitter to blast the allegations, claiming her social media and email accounts had been repeatedly hacked.
Speaking to MailOnline about the disturbing incident on Wednesday, she reve she is hoping police will take swift action and 'send this crank to prison.'
She added: 'It's not nice to think they are fixated on pretending to be me and getting access to all my private emails.
'To be honest, I'm going to go away and try and rest and relax. This whole thing is very frightening and draining. 'It's like this stalker won't give up until I'm run into the ground.'
Clean and healthy: Danniella Westbrook enjoyed a comeback in 2009 and returned to EastEnders and Hollyoaks but has struggled in her personal life
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