Love Island star Theo Campbell has recalled how doctors told him he would ‘lose his whole eye’ after a freak accident involving a champagne cork.
The TV star is currently in a hospital in Ibiza, Spain after being hit with a cork which split his right eye in half, leaving him without vision.
Theo, 28, took to his Twitter on Wednesday morning to share an update with fans about his health and show his gratitude for the outpouring of well wishes.
‘Just Wana say thanks again for all the love and support there’s been 100x more then I imagined. I haven’t had a chance to read all the messages yet but they’re much appreciated [sic],’ Theo told his 17,600 followers.
Revealing the terrifying warning doctors gave him shortly after the accident, Theo continued: ‘I currently have 7 stitches in my eye (gross) and the doctors say it’s unlikely I’ll see properly again, they done a good job saving it as they said I might loose my whole eye to begin with.
‘But Im hopeful and don’t want to believe my eye is gone forever. Anything is possible [sic].’
Always looking on the bright side, Theo later shared a photo of his billboard in New York’s Times Square, promoting his MTV show Challenge.
The athlete is being supported by his girlfriend Kaz Crossley, who flew out to the Spanish island to support him.
In her own heartfelt message about the ordeal, Kaz told her Instagram followers on Tuesday: ‘It’s been a hard 24 hours no one here speaks English and he was taken for hours at one point and I had no clue he was in surgery again.
‘I’ve stayed in his room over night and just wanna take him home. He’s so brave and positive hopefully it will get better thanks for your kind messages.’
Theo first revealed news of his accident with an Instagram post, which featured Kaz cuddling up to him in his hospital bed as he wore an eyepatch.
The caption read: ‘So yeah basically 2 eye surgeries later after a really unfortunate accident, I’ve lost all vision in my right eye as it got split in half, who would have thought a champagne cork would be the end of me.
‘But I still have 1 eye left, looking at the bright side of things. Thanks for flying out to look after me as well babe. if anyone knows where sells cool eye patches let me know :). #captinhook #thor #fettywap [sic].’
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