During a trip to the U.K.'s world-class Royal National Orthopedic Hospital on Thursday to visit teens undergoing scoliosis procedures, Princess Eugenie revealed she once had corrective surgery for the condition herself!
Her curved spine was discovered at just 12-years-old while she was getting a massage. After determining she needed immediate medical help, surgeons placed 8-inch pins along her back in a surgery that was supposed to last one hour.
Unfortunately, the surgery became a little more complicated than expected and lasted 8 hours! Yikes!
Princess Eugenie had to spend 3 days in INTENSIVE CARE out of the 10 days spent in the hospital and now has a scar on her back to remind her of the nightmarish experience.
Now, she's busy giving confidence to the children going through the same experience she did and serves as proof that things will get better. While visiting the hospital, she told reporters:
"I wouldn't look the way I do, my back would be hunched over. I wouldn't be able to talk the way I do about it and help other children who come to me with the same problem. It was a huge part of my life when I was 12, so young. Children can see me and know that the operation works."
Thanks for giving back! We're sure those kids appreciated it.
[Image via WENN.]
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