Katie Piper shares update after undergoing ‘400th operation’ following 2008 acid attack – EXCLUSIVE

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Katie Piper was recently branded ‘inspiring’ by fans, as she appeared on Lorraine to open up about her recent skin graft operation.

Speaking to host Christine Lampard, the 37 year old explained: "It's a week today [since the operation]. As soon as I finish talking to you I'm heading to the hospital to have this bandage removed, which I'm very happy about.

"It's getting a little bit itchy and hot, but itchy is always a sign of healing, so that's good."

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And now, Katie, who was a victim of a horrific acid attack in 2008, has opened up on her recovery saying she’s “all good.”

Talking to OK! Online the mum of two said: “I’m able to wear makeup again and the swelling has gone so it’s quite a good time to have a recovery really because I’m at home.”

And she also told us that she would “never complain” about being in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Katie explained: “I haven’t got ill, I’ve had my health, I’ve had my garden and I’ve been able to carry on earning money which lots of people haven’t.

“I think it’s important to acknowledge if you have got privilege to practice gratitude.”

The star, who recently hit back at cruel trolls who called her ‘repulsive,’ lives with her husband Richard Sutton and their two little girls Penelope and Belle.

And the inspirational 37 year old claims she's had quite a transition since being in lockdown, as she told us she used to be “really exciting and glamorous,” whereas now she gets satisfaction from “cleaning out the garage.”

“It’s been quite empowering. I’ve taken on a lot of roles that might traditionally be deemed as a mans role and it’s great as a woman being able to feel like you can do everything,” Katie said.

She continued: “I renovated the kitchen, I stripped the wallpaper off upstairs, painted lots of walls, built myself an Instagram corner for pictures and decorated a room for Zoom so it’s nice and clean and fresh.

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“I go on YouTube and watch DIY tutorials and learn it.”

The star, who has an exciting new fragrance range launching this month, also took the opportunity to visit community cause Monty’s in Southampton before lockdown, to find out about the work they do.

Working alongside Co-op's The Collective campaign, Katie said: “I’m actually from Hampshire and I used to live in Southampton when I was younger so I thought it’d be really nice to go back to somewhere where I grew up and spent a lot of time.

“I know from living there it’s a brilliant city but there are also some quite deprived areas that often get forgotten about and I really like what Monty’s do.

“When you think of charity and think where does the money go and how does it get spent you could really see with your own eyes how it had changed their lives and lockdown experience.”

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“At this time we have to be selfless, we can’t make selfish decisions. I suppose when I was working with Co-op I saw how important it is to check on other people, to embrace your community even if it isn’t face to face.

“It’s finding new ways to get that fulfilment and get that connection. There are other ways of reaching it and getting it.”

To support your community all you have to do is become a Co-op member in store or by downloading the Co-op app and shop at your local store.

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