Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Piper unfazed by morning sickness

Katie Piper launched the Katie Piper Foundation to raise awareness of the plight of victims of burns and other disfigurement injuries

TV presenter and campaigner Katie Piper has said the morning sickness brought on by her pregnancy does not faze her after being left in severe pain following the acid attack which left her face permanently scarred.

Piper, who was blinded in her left eye in the attack organised by her violent ex-boyfriend in 2008, announced she is expecting her first child earlier this week.

The 30-year-old, who launched the Katie Piper Foundation to raise awareness of the plight of victims of burns and other disfigurement injuries, said she still has problems with scar tissue forming inside her nose but has to hold off having any further operations until after the baby is born.

She likened her morning sickness to the feeling of being hungover and said: "I've been through lots of medical procedures and I've been through lots of physical difficulties and now I'm going through physical difficulties with an amazing outcome so it doesn't really bother me.

"I'm grateful for all the support I've received. Even just this week, people congratulating me and you do actually think people are really lovely," she added.

Piper, from London, is due to front upcoming Channel 4 series Undo Me, in which she will come to the rescue of people who have learned to bitterly regret their poor beauty decisions.

Last year the channel broadcast a documentary called Katie: The Science of Seeing Again, which followed her as she prepared to undergo stem cell surgery in a bid to restore sight - her 110th operation in four years.

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