Danniella Westbrook, 47, is 'really poorly in intensive care

Danniella Westbrook, 47, is ‘really poorly in intensive care as doctors fear for her brain after she contracted a sinus infection’

  • The former EastEnders star, 47, was rushed to hospital on Thursday when she took to Instagram to share an image of ambulances outside a hospital 
  • Doctors reportedly fear ‘infected mucus could track back to her brain’ after a sinus infection 
  • The actress’ battle with drugs has been well-publicised, and she famously had her nose reconstructed after her septum collapsed from cocaine use in 2002 
  • Danniella Westbrook is reportedly ‘really poorly’ in intensive care and doctors are fearing for her brain after a sinus infection.

    The former EastEnders star, 47, was rushed to hospital on Thursday when she took to Instagram to share an image of ambulances outside a hospital in Liverpool.

    The true extent of her illness has now emerged, it’s feared that the infection could ‘track back to her brain’. 

    Nasty infection: Danniella Westbrook, 47, is reportedly 'really poorly' in intensive care and doctors are fearing for her brain after a sinus infection

    Nasty infection: Danniella Westbrook, 47, is reportedly ‘really poorly’ in intensive care and doctors are fearing for her brain after a sinus infection

    A source told The Sun: ‘Danniella is really poorly. She ended up in ICU after antibiotics for a sinus infection didn’t work.

    ‘Experts were concerned infected mucus could track back to her brain, but she is being well cared for in hospital and is on the mend.’ 

    MailOnline has contacted a representative for Danniella for comment. 

    Traumatic: The former EastEnders star was rushed to hospital on Thursday when she took to Instagram to share an image of ambulances outside a hospital in Liverpool

    Traumatic: The former EastEnders star was rushed to hospital on Thursday when she took to Instagram to share an image of ambulances outside a hospital in Liverpool

    Her hospitalisation comes after she vowed to turn her life around following years of drug abuse and relapsing onto ‘cocaine and champagne’ earlier this year.

    Danniella kept things cryptic when she revealed the news to her followers, as she shared the same image twice showing the hospital front. 

    In her second post of the same shot, she added the word ‘Liverpool’ over the top. 

    The actress’ battle with drugs has been well-publicised, and she famously had her nose reconstructed after her septum collapsed from excessive cocaine use in 2002.

    At the height of her use it was reported she would take up to five grams of cocaine a day, blowing close to £250,000 on the drug.

    New beginnings: Her hospitalisation comes after she vowed to turn her life around following years of drug abuse and relapsing onto 'cocaine and champagne' earlier this year

    New beginnings: Her hospitalisation comes after she vowed to turn her life around following years of drug abuse and relapsing onto ‘cocaine and champagne’ earlier this year

    The star has since embarked on multiple rehab stints in order to battle her demons – and revealed she was finally clean in June last year, after attending a clinic in Mijas, Spain.  

    Danniella first appeared in EastEnders in 1990 at the age of 16 and acted on the soap for three years. 

    She returned in 1996 but her time was cut short when her off-screen behaviour got her sacked.

    New look: The star has since embarked on multiple rehab stints in order to battle her demons - and revealed she was finally clean in June last year, after attending a clinic in Mijas, Spain

    New look: The star has since embarked on multiple rehab stints in order to battle her demons – and revealed she was finally clean in June last year, after attending a clinic in Mijas, Spain

    She returned again shortly after, but was axed again in 2000 after further disruptive behaviour, admitting she blew £100k on cocaine at the time.

    The part was recast between 2002 and 2005, and played by Kim Medcalf, but Danniella returned to the role once more in 2009 until 2010.

    She was back once more in 2016 for the storyline surrounding on-screen mother Peggy Mitchell’s death, which is to date her final appearance.

    Actress: Danniella first appeared in EastEnders in 1990 at the age of 16 and has had several stints on the soap over the years (pictured 2009)

    Actress: Danniella first appeared in EastEnders in 1990 at the age of 16 and has had several stints on the soap over the years (pictured 2009)








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