DANNIELLA Westbrook clutched her jaw in pain after a dash to hospital amid fears her septicaemia has returned.
The former EastEnders actress battled the infection two years ago after botched surgery on her teeth.
And weeks later, it seems things still aren’t right as the 44-year-old was pictured leaving a London hospital clutching her mouth.
Danniella wore a bright floral tracksuit for the visit and carried a thriller novel in her other hand.
The star appeared downcast as she left the hospital, adding a baseball cap and shawl as she went.
Her visit comes after she told her Twitter followers in June: “Super poorly face has swollen up so so bad and pain unbearable waiting to hear if I need to go back in hospital and praying it’s not septicaemia again … could cry.”
In May, Danniella appeared on Good Morning Britain to talk about her health woes and revealed she is facing surgery as she has no bone left in one of her cheeks.
Danniella has osteoporosis and admitted doctors plan to fix her face using a piece of her rib.
Explaining the problem wasn’t because of her infamous former drug addiction, she said: “Osteoporosis was led to by bad dental work.”
When presenter Susanna Reid asked if there was any link to her past drug use, Danniella replied: “When I was doing excessive amounts of drugs and lost my nose I would have got it then, not after being 13 years clean.
“I wouldn’t have just got it in the last three years.”
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Discussing her botched dental work, she added: “The screws, which they have left in, the bone didn’t close around them when I had implants, which led to blood getting into the bone so it just died.
“That gave me the septicaemia which gave me the bone disease and started rotting away and it’s all down to that.
“They were going to have to take some of my skull but they’re going to use a floating rib.”
Danniella previously said she nearly died from the septicaemia, telling the Mirror: “If it weren’t for the Royal London [Hospital] I’d probably be dead.
“I did nearly die, I had two lots of IV drips in each side and then they took all my teeth out again and gave me this denture which has broken my heart because I didn’t need all of my teeth out in the first place.”
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