Acid attack victim, Katie Piper has spoken out about her desire to have a second baby and hasn't ruled out adoption
Katie Piper has revealed she wants to adopt a child with burns as she is struggling to conceive again following her horrific acid attack in 2008.
The TV presenter, who has a one-year-old daughter Belle with fiancee James Sutton, has admitted that while she had no problems getting pregnant the first time, new complications from the burns to her throat have made it difficult for her eat, causing weight loss and, in turn, are making it hard for her to get pregnant.
Katie, 31, said: ‘I got pregnant really easily with Belle , but now I’ve got a problem with my oesophagus.
‘If I eat anything it gets stuck and I choke, because when acid was thrown over me I swallowed some of it and it burned my throat.
‘So I’ve been to the doctor and he has given me these vitamin shakes, which replace proper food. I take them every day.
‘But there aren’t enough vitamins to help me make a baby. That is why I have become so skinny. I think adopting is the best option.’
The problem with her throat is just one of the many injuries Katie is having to live with following the horrific attack in 2008, where her ex Danny Lynch arranged for acid to be thrown over her. He is now serving a life sentence in prison.
Speaking at V Festival, Chelmsford to the Mirror, Katie added: ‘I’m really thinking about adopting a child from the charity that I work with.
‘There are a lot of kids with burns and parents who have neglected them, and I would like to adopt, to give back a little.’
In 2009, the TV star set up the Katie Piper Foundation to help victims of burns and other disfigurements, with her surgeon Dr Mohammad Ali Jawad and Simon Cowell as patrons.
In fact, Katie was undergoing painful surgery on her nose just two days before she hit V festival, but that wasn’t going to stop her from having a good time.
Talking to Now at V, Katie said: ‘I wasn’t expecting to have this operation.
‘I had a skin graft on my bum and it hurts more than my nose but I’m ploughing through.
‘I’m going to ignore the pain and have a lovely day today and then have a family day tomorrow at the zoo.’