07/11/2016 12:35 GMT

Danniella Westbrook Forced To Deny Drugs Relapse After Nose Bandage Pictures

New photos sparked concern her septum had collapsed again.

Danniella Westbrook has been forced to deny having a drugs relapse, after new pictures prompted concern her septum had collapsed again.

The former ‘EastEnders’ star was at the centre of speculation when she was spotted with a bandage across her nose, in new photos published by The Sun

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Danniella Westbrook

They lead some people to wrongly conclude she had been using cocaine again, given she had previously worn away part of her nose at the height of her addiction during the 1990s. 

Danniella’s spokesperson has now spoken out about the pictures, insisting she has actually been suffering with septicaemia.

They told Metro: “Danniella Westbrook has septicaemia caused by dental problems she is very unwell and has been in and out of hospital several times over the last two months.”

It is not the first time in recent weeks Danniella has refuted claims she’s relapsed. 

Last month, she was reported to have been using cocaine again after discovering that her boyfriend had been unfaithful, according to an interview allegedly given to the Daily Star.

She then claimed the quotes thought to be from her were actually the work of a hacker, telling MailOnline: “It’s not nice to think they are fixated on pretending to be me and getting access to all my private emails.

“To be honest, I’m going to go away and try and rest and relax. This whole thing is very frightening and draining. It’s like this stalker won’t give up until I’m run into the ground.”

Danniella lost her septum to cocaine during the height of her addiction

Danniella has been clean for the past two years, after returning to rehab in 2014, when she relapsed.

Prior to that, she had not used cocaine in a decade, after her severe addiction eventually led to her losing her role as Sam Mitchell in ‘EastEnders’ in 2000.

The past year has seen Danniella returning to the public eye, reprising her ‘EastEnders’ role for Peggy Mitchell’s funeral, after making it to the final of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ in January.

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