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Tuesday 7th July 2020

Love Island’s Theo Campbell reveals eye diagnosis after freak accident

It's unlikely he'll ever see out of that eye again

2017 Love Island star, Theo Campbell, had a pretty serious accident recently which has left him wearing an eye patch, following an accident with a champagne bottle.

The former sprinter appeared on This Morning to explain what happened.

Theo has lost sight in his right eye after a champagne cork was fired directly into his eye during a party in Ibiza in August.

He recalled how he saw blood on his hands right after and felt what he described as an "eerie pain".

The reality TV star explained how he had removed his glasses after having champagne sprayed in his eye and turned around only to have a champagne cork go right into his eye.

Theo ended up having stitches in his eye, but first feared the doctors would be forced to remove it, or, as he put it, "scoop" it out.

Theo on This Morning explaining what happened to his eye (Credit: ITV)

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He then revealed that it's unlikely he'll ever see out of that eye again.

Despite the rather difficult diagnosis, Theo is remaining positive.

Speaking about the accident, he said: "It was a bad pain. I couldn't open my eye at first. I couldn’t see and was stumbling. I was like 'no, no this hasn't happened'.

I waited two minutes hoping the worst-case scenario hadn’t happened.

"I waited two minutes hoping the worst-case scenario hadn’t happened. I looked down and saw blood."

Theo was immediately rushed to the hospital and left in constant pain for two days while thinking he was going to lose his eyeball.

He also explained how he tried to explain to the doctors that he didn't want to have the eye removed

He said: "I said, 'Doctor will I be able to see again?' I was quite upset. He said, 'Don't worry about seeing again, we will try and save the eyeball.'

Theo Campbell on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

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"I rang Kaz saying, 'Oh my god, they're going to take my eye out."

Theo then recalled how his girlfriend and fellow Love Island star Kaz Crossley made the journey to Ibiza to be with him and support him.

However, Theo finished the interview on a positive note, saying: "Life isn't over with one eye."

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