'Not ideal on my daughter's birthday': Acid attack survivor Katie Piper rushed to urgent care unit as she battles 'really bad' eye infection on Belle's third birthday

  • Katie Piper's ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch hired Stefan Sylvestre to throw acid on her face in an attack in 2008, after which both men were given life sentences
  • In 2012 the star, who was left partially blind, had her sight restored following stem-cell surgery yet contracted a serious eye infection on Monday
  •  She took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal she was rushed to an urgent care unit on her daughter Belle's third birthday 
  • TV personality, 33, was left disfigured and still needing reconstructive surgery nearly a decade later after undergoing over 300 surgeries already

Katie Piper was rushed to an urgent care unit on her daughter Belle's third birthday after contracting a serious eye infection.

The acid attack survivor, 33, took to Instagram to share a video with her 438,000 followers shortly before taking a snap in hospital in which she displayed her inflamed eye as she revealed the infection stems from the attack launched in 2008.

After her ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch hired Stefan Sylvestre to throw acid in her face in a brutal attack, she has been forced to undergo 300 operations - including stem-cell surgery to restore her sight in one eye. 

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Aches: Katie Piper was rushed to an urgent care unit on her daughter Belle's third birthday after contracting a serious eye infection

Aches: Katie Piper was rushed to an urgent care unit on her daughter Belle's third birthday after contracting a serious eye infection

Katie has always been candid about the nature of her injuries and the impact the attack had on her life, as she became a charity campaigner with her own foundation atop her work as a body confidence advocate. 

In the video posted on Monday, she detailed her latest health woe as she exhibited her sore-looking eye while reaching out to her followers for advice. 

She said: 'So I just got in from work and wanted to make a video to show you this is something that happens when you've got injuries from the past near eyes...

'Today I've come out in a really bad infection, I have a lot of antibiotic creams and stuff, my own little supply that I keep at home... 

Pained: The acid attack survivor, 33, took to Instagram to share a video with her 438,000 followers shortly before taking a snap in hospital in which she displayed her inflamed eye as she revealed the infection stems from the attack launched in 2008

Pained: The acid attack survivor, 33, took to Instagram to share a video with her 438,000 followers shortly before taking a snap in hospital in which she displayed her inflamed eye as she revealed the infection stems from the attack launched in 2008

Horrific: Katie has always been candid about the nature of her injuries and the impact the attack had on her life, as she became a charity campaigner with her own foundation atop her work as a body confidence advocate (pictured in 2009)

Horrific: Katie has always been candid about the nature of her injuries and the impact the attack had on her life, as she became a charity campaigner with her own foundation atop her work as a body confidence advocate (pictured in 2009)

Before: In the video posted on Monday, she detailed her latest health woe as she exhibited her sore-looking eye while reaching out to her followers for advice (Katie pictured before the attack)

Before: In the video posted on Monday, she detailed her latest health woe as she exhibited her sore-looking eye while reaching out to her followers for advice (Katie pictured before the attack)

'So I'm going to treat it with some antibiotic cream and some drops, let me know if you have sensitive eyes or eye problems. This happens to me quite a lot but it usually clears up in a couple of days.'

On Tuesday she returned to the photo-sharing site to share an image from within an adult urgent care centre as she added a caption on the shot reading: 'Not ideal on my daughter's birthday!'

Katie shares daughter Belle with her husband Richard Sutton, who she married in November 2015. She is careful to keep her child removed from social media.

In 2015 she explained why, stating: 'When Belle was born people tweeted terrible things like 'she's as ugly as her mum', and I don't want her to have that when she goes to school.

Private: In 2015 she explained why, stating: 'When Belle was born people tweeted terrible things like 'she's as ugly as her mum', and I don't want her to have that when she goes to school

Private: In 2015 she explained why, stating: 'When Belle was born people tweeted terrible things like 'she's as ugly as her mum', and I don't want her to have that when she goes to school

On the up: The TV personality was scarred for life when her Lynch hired Sylvestre to throw acid on her face in an attack which left her still needing reconstructive surgery nearly a decade later

On the up: The TV personality was scarred for life when her Lynch hired Sylvestre to throw acid on her face in an attack which left her still needing reconstructive surgery nearly a decade later

'When strangers approach me for a picture when I'm out with her, I get nervous because of the attack. I try hard not to show it, as I don't want Belle to be affected by my anxiety over something from the past. It's definitely made me more protective.' 

The TV personality was scarred for life when her Lynch hired Sylvestre to throw acid on her face in an attack which left her still needing reconstructive surgery nearly a decade later.

Brave Katie has undergone more than 300 surgical procedures since a terrible acid attack at the hands of her ex-boyfriend back in 2008.

Moving on: Brave Katie has undergone more than 300 surgical procedures since a terrible acid attack at the hands of her ex-boyfriend back in 2008

Moving on: Brave Katie has undergone more than 300 surgical procedures since a terrible acid attack at the hands of her ex-boyfriend back in 2008

The mother-of-one suffered horrific and life-changing burns at the hands of her convicted ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch who organised an assailant - Stefan Sylvestre - to throw acid in her face in March 2008.

The incident was caught on CCTV and both Lynch and Sylvestre were handed life sentences. Katie's recovery is ongoing and she's an advocate for body confidence, setting up The Katie Piper Foundation in order to help burns victims and people suffering from disfiguring injuries.

Katie has previously detailed the moment she realised the full extent of her injuries after her attack.

Agony: The mother-of-one suffered horrific and life-changing burns at the hands of her convicted ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch who organised an assailant - Stefan Sylvestre - to throw acid in her face in March 2008

Agony: The mother-of-one suffered horrific and life-changing burns at the hands of her convicted ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch who organised an assailant - Stefan Sylvestre - to throw acid in her face in March 2008

Writing in her book, Beautiful, she said: 'Taking a deep breath, I held it up to my face. That little mirror was a window into hell. My skin was red raw. My eyelids were puffy and underneath, my eyeballs protruded like cartoonish globes.

'My left eyeball looked milky and opaque. My lips were swollen like sausages and my eyelashes and eyebrows gone. My nose was a shrivelled mound. My cheeks had sunk into my skull. My face had melted into my neck like candle wax.

'I wasn't a model and TV presenter any longer. How could I be, looking like that? "No," I whimpered, my chest heaving with sobs. No tears came: my ravaged eyes couldn't even cry.'  

Looking back: Writing in her book, Beautiful, she said: 'Taking a deep breath, I held it up to my face. That little mirror was a window into hell. My skin was red raw. My eyelids were puffy and underneath, my eyeballs protruded like cartoonish globes'

Looking back: Writing in her book, Beautiful, she said: 'Taking a deep breath, I held it up to my face. That little mirror was a window into hell. My skin was red raw. My eyelids were puffy and underneath, my eyeballs protruded like cartoonish globes'

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