Brave Katie Piper suffered scarring, facial disfigurement and severe trauma after an accomplice hired by her bitter ex-boyfriend threw acid in her face 14 years ago, when she was just 24. Now she has had surgery to address the blindness incurred in one of her eyes, and has taken to Twitter for the first time after the procedure to reassure fans she is on the road to recovery.
“The sun is back and so am I!” the 38-year-old declared proudly on Twitter.
She told her 303,100 followers: “My eye is on its road to recovery and I’m at the @loosewomen desk today and can’t wait to hear what you all think of todays show!
“Happy Monday and see you all soon.”
She attached an outdoor photo of herself smiling broadly while wearing a belted green dress and coordinated pistachio green shoes.
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The star looked like she hadn’t got a care in the world as she rocked the ankle-length, pocketed dress.
She received support and praise from many followers, with @johnnyswanston exclaiming: “Looking your very best today Katie!”
@colinj66179601 chimed in: “So happy for your recovery Katie, you are a brave and lovely lady.”
@bb_niebevan added: “Katie you look stunning as always love you on loose women..!”
“Funded purely by voluntary donations, we launched and founded the UK’s first and only live-in rehabilitation centre so that having a brighter future after burns can be for the majority, and not the minority of survivors.”
Offering a heart-rending message of support, Katie continued: “The charity and the honour is in my name, but so many survivors are at the heart of it all.”
Meanwhile she assured her Instagram followers that the OBE was “for ALL of us”.
She previously spoke about her scarring nightmare after her then-boyfriend sought to destroy her good looks.