Katie Piper rushed to hospital for emergency procedure as oesophagus closed up

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Loose Women's Katie Piper has revealed that she was rushed to the hospital for an emergency procedure.

The 37-year-old told fans about the incident on Instagram, revealing the ins and outs of what happened.

Katie explained: "SO, last night I choked on some food which led to spasms in my oesophagus, which meant it closed up, meaning I couldn’t swallow even my own saliva and ended up in A&E for an emergency procedure on my oesophagus (not the way to start a week).

"I’ve got a long history of treatment with my oesophagus, I’ve got three strictures of tight scar tissue from what happened previously and this is something I’ve been aware of but hasn’t happened in years.

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"But, out of surgery and it went very well and I just ate ice cream which felt heavenly! Huge thank you to the NHS doctors and nurses that did she an incredible job and were so attentive now for a restful day."

The star has had undergone nearly 400 operations on her oesophagus and face, after becoming victim to a terrifying acid attack.

The attack was ordered by her crazed ex who was bitter because they broke up.

Fans and friends of Katie's swarmed to the comment section on the post to show their support for the star.

Leading the support was her former Strictly Come Dancing partner Gorka Marquez, who said: "Sending love partner."

Love Island's Dr Alex George also added: "Sending love".

While Joe Wicks wrote: "Get well soon."

In recent months, Katie joined the ITV lineup at Loose Women and revealed she has been thrilled with her journey ever since.

In an exclusive chat with the Daily Star, she revealed that the ITV chat show has been a "bucket list tick" for her.

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Katie said: "The women are exactly like you see on TV, they are really honest, warm and genuine a couple of them took me to one side and took me under their wing.

"They've all been really helpful and given me nuggets of wisdom I think I've done the most shows with Nadia and Linda Robson.

"Nadia is so kind she is like the mother hen and she is a real woman's woman. Linda again is a really lovely person, for me, I was like 'wow that's Tracey from Birds of a Feather.'"

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