Danniella Westbrook suffered cocaine relapse
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 January 2017
Danniella Westbrook has admitted to relapsing on cocaine last year after she contracted a form of septicaemia last year because of a botched dental procedure
Danniella Westbrook relapsed on cocaine after bad dental surgery.
The former 'EastEnders' star contracted a form of septicaemia last year, which she claims was from dental implants she had fitted on 'Celebrity Botched Up Bodies', and admits it led her to use again after hitting an all time low.
She told Now magazine: "Everything was going so well. It was supposed to be my year, but then the teeth implants didn't take and I became so low.
"I'm an addict and the wheels fell off. I was dabbing cocaine around my mouth and rubbing it in to numb the pain. I was hospitalised, I could have died. I had three operations in seven weeks."
It comes after the 43-year-old actress - who has battled with a cocaine addiction in the past - insisted she was suing the makers of 'Celebrity Botched Up Bodies' for £750,000 after the dental procedure left her with blood poisoning.
She said: "I'm suing the makers of 'Celebrity Botched Up Bodies' for £750,000 to cover lost earnings. I've had sleepless nights and crying about the state my teeth are in.
"Sometimes you want to go out for dinner and have a great big bit of steak but I can't do that - I'll probably bite in to it and [the implant] will be stuck in the meat."
And she claims she had to have all of her teeth removed because of what happened.
She wrote in a tweet at the time: "I've been in hospital. I've had to have all my teeth removed for a blood and bone infection, through no fault of my own. I'm not on drugs and I'm not pregnant ... I'm just very poorly with a blood infection."