The young EastEnders actress could be in big trouble for this wild night out...
EastEnders actress Lorna Fitzgerald has hit the headlines after reportedly being spotted inhaling ‘hippy crack’.
Lorna, who turns 19 tomorrow, was apparently spotted taking the legal high after a night out with friends in London at the weekend.
According to The Sun, Lorna was partying hard with mates ahead of her birthday at a drum and bass night at Lightbox club in Vauxhall, south London on Saturday when she look the ‘hippy crack’. She allegedly bought four balloons filled with nitrous oxide for £10 from a street dealer at about 4am after her night out.
Er, 4am? Lorna sure knows how to part-eeeee!
Lorna and her frined were allegedly each inhaling two balloons filled with the gas, which makes people light-headed and euphoric due to oxygen deprivation.
While the substance is legal in the UK, it is dangerous and has been associated with around 17 deaths since 2006. It’s side-effects it can cause: strokes, hallucinations, seizures, blackouts, incontinence, stress on the heart and chronic depression.
Lorna‘s not the first star to be slammed for taking ‘hippy crack’. Ordinary Lies actress Michelle Keegan was photographed with a ballon of the gas in summer 2012 but laughed off the scandal while TOWIE’s James ‘Arg’ Argent was also photographed with a balloon allegedly filled with nitrous oxide.
EastEnders bosses are said to be unhappy about the claims and are planning to hold talks in order to discuss her behaviour.
An insider told The Sun: ‘EastEnders really aren’t happy and are going to be talking to Lorna about it. They don’t take this kind of behaviour lightly.’
Stephen Ream, director of substance abuse charity Re-Solv, has said: ‘Every year, people die in this country from taking nitrous oxide. You never hear about that when people are selling it in nightclubs or at festivals, and I shouldn’t imagine most of the users even realise it’s illegal. It’s almost the acceptable face of drug abuse.’
Lorna has played Abi Branning on the BBC One soap since 2006 and has been involved in some of the show’s biggest storylines.
EastEnders and Lorna are yet to comment.