The Bodyshockers presenter, 32, had an emergency operation on her belly this week and kept her 304,000 Twitter followers updated with her progress.
Katie Piper (@KatiePiper_) January 26, 2016
Mum-of-one Katie, who is a tireless campaigner for burns victims after an acid attack left her scarred for life, had to visit A&E on Monday (26 January) after experiencing pain in her stomach.
She was promptly moved to hospital and told fans: "Evening spent in A&E now been moved into hospital! More problems with my stent! #burnsurvivorlife #boring #painful."
A stent is a small tube that's typically used to treat narrow or weak arteries.
Naturally, the popular TV presenter was inundated with get well messages, and tweeted back: "Thanks 4 all the lovely get well soon tweets, so nice 2 read. I had surgery on my abdomen yesterday to remove an imbedded stent. X"
Sounds very painful!
Katie has endured countless operations since a vengeful ex-boyfriend arranged to have sulphuric acid thrown at Katie's face in 2008.
Last year, she underwent a series of operations on her nostrils to aid her breathing.
After this latest trip to hospital, Katie showed off her bandaged belly, which has been filled with gas to keep her organs away from the wound.
Discharged 2day with temporary pot belly- had gas put into my stomach to lift the organs away from operation site! pic.twitter.com/CerQxebOh1— Katie Piper (@KatiePiper_) January 29, 2016
On Friday, she explained: "Discharged today and now the proud owner of a temporary over hanging pot belly - had to have gas put into my stomach to lift the organs away from OP site!"
Katie also found time to praise NHS nurses for being "brilliant".
One fan spoke for all of us when she responded: "You're amazing @katiepiper_ Ever since I first saw you on BodyShockers, you're the most inspirational person around! Thank you so much for sharing your positivity with the world, you're a beautiful soul! :) xo."
Katie is married to Richard Sutton and has a 22-month-old daughter Belle.
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