Television presenter Katie Piper has thanked fans for their support after she was admitted to hospital following complications from surgery linked to the acid attack she suffered.
Piper, who was was badly scarred and left blind in one eye in an assault arranged by her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Lynch, in 2008, told the Mirror she had lost a stone after the surgery to remove scar tissue from her throat resulted in a painful torn oesophagus.
She posted a message on Twitter today saying: "Thanks for all your kind messages, I am back in hospital unfortunately but getting good treatment so probably the best place to be right now."
The illness forced the former model, 31, to cancel an event to promote her autobiography Beautiful Ever After in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, on Thursday.
She posted messages on the social network, saying: "So sorry to have 2pull out of tonight, I am incredibly frustrated as I hate it when my injuries get in way of everyday life. I'm very ill.
"Just want to try and find a way forward to get back to normal health."
Piper has undergone more than 100 operations to rebuild her face after she was disfigured. She gave birth to a daughter, Belle, last March.