Big Brother star Tilly Whitfield reveals she was hospitalized and had vision loss after home acupuncture procedure went wrong
Big Brother housemate Tilly Whitfield has revealed how an acupuncture treatment at home went horribly wrong, injuring her face.
The 21-year-old was hospitalized and temporarily lost vision in one eye after trying to remove the scars on her face from the botched procedure.
Tilly had tried to self-administer acupuncture after seeing someone do it on TikTok, but warned fans on Friday to leave such procedures to the professionals.
Tell it all: Big Brother housemate Tilly Whitfield revealed how home acupuncture treatment went horribly wrong, causing facial injuries
She decided to open up about the incident after Big Brother fans kept asking why she was wearing a blue clay face mask on the Channel Seven show.
‘This is what my face looked like a week before I entered the house, which is why I always wear makeup and my skin is always covered,’ she wrote on Instagram, alongside confronting images of her facial injuries.
“ This is the result of an attempt to remove scars I left myself while trying to mimic a home beauty treatment I had on a TikTok video two months before Big Brother, ” she added.
Looks Painful: The 21-year-old reality vixen shared a lengthy Instagram post on Friday, explaining that she was hospitalized and even temporarily lost her vision when she tried to remove the scars on her face from the acupuncture
Don’t try this at home: Tilly originally saw acupuncture treatment on TikTok and warned fans to leave all procedures to the professionals
So that’s why! She said she opened up about the incident after Big Brother fans kept asking why she continues to wear a blue clay face mask during the show
Please, please don’t try DIY or home beauty procedures. I ended up in the hospital with temporary vision loss in my eye from swelling and was very sick with the infection, not to mention my face was somewhat unrecognizable. ‘
Tilly explained that she suffered from ‘deep scars below ground level and dark pigmentation’ after the failed treatment.
It comes after Tilly spoke last month about her attempt to self-administer acupuncture at Big Brother.
Please, please don’t try any DIY or beauty procedures at home, I ended up in the hospital with temporary vision loss in my eye from swelling and was very sick with the infection, not to mention my face was somewhat unrecognizable, ”she said
Still suffering: she added she suffered from ‘deep below ground scarring and dark pigmentation’
As she removed her makeup, Tilly said to housemate Melissa McGorman, “I recently had acupuncture on my face and I have scars all over.”
“Do you do it often and does it hurt?” Melissa asked.
‘No, I shouldn’t have. I copied a TikTok video and my whole face is drawn, ”she replied.
Big Brother continues on Channel Seven on Sunday at 7 p.m.
Confessions: On the show last month, Tilly confessed to co-star Melissa McGorman that she had scars on her face after attempting to self-administer acupuncture