MTV star becomes blind in one eye after apparent champagne cork accident originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com
A star from MTV's "The Challenge" reality show has lost sight in one eye after apparently hitting it with a champagne cork.
Theo Campbell, who is based in the U.K., shared a selfie on Instagram with a bandage on his right eye. He wrote, "So yeah basically 2 eye surgeries later after a really unfortunate accident, I’ve lost all vision in my right eye as it got split in half, who would have thought a champagne cork would be the end of me...But I still have 1 eye left, looking at the bright side of things."
Campbell's girlfriend, Kaz Crossley, spoke about the incident in her Instagram story.
"It was really serious," Crossley said in a selfie video.
Crossley also described how "someone popped a champagne bottle directly" under Campbell's face and the cork went "right into his eye."
Just Wana say thanks again for all the love and support there’s been 100x more then I imagined ♥️. I haven’t had a chance to read all the messages yet but they’re much appreciated 🙏🏽🙏🏽— Theo Campbell (@theo_campbell91) August 28, 2019
Campbell apparently had a gash down the middle of his eye and ended up getting stitches.
"It’s unlikely I’ll see properly again, they done [sic] a good job saving it as they said I might loose my whole eye to begin with," Campbell wrote on Twitter Wednesday.
Campbell thanked Twitter users as well as his 278,000 Instagram followers for the messages of support.
"If anyone knows where sells cool eye patches let me know :)," he wrote.