'Love Island' star Theo Campbell blinded in one eye by champagne cork

Julia Hunt
Contributor
Kaz Crossley and Theo Campbell on a photoshoot with boohoo & boohooMAN at Nao Pool Club, Ibiza in July 2019 in Spain. (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Boohoo & BoohooMAN)

Love Island’s Theo Campbell has revealed he has lost the vision in his right eye after it was “split in half” by a champagne cork.

The reality TV star, 28, is on holiday in Ibiza and was apparently whacked in the eye when someone popped open some bubbly.

Campbell, who is also a runner, said he has been trying to look on the bright side after doctors initially said he might have to lose his eye completely.

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Sharing a picture on Instagram of himself and his girlfriend Kaz Crossley (also a former Islander), he said: “Thanks for all the messages and support I’ve got over the last couple days, they’re all very much appreciated!

“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.”

“Thanks for flying out to look after me as well babe,” he said to Crossley, who jetted out to the Spanish island to be with him after the freak accident.

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“If anyone knows where sells cool eye patches let me know :). #captinhook #thor #fettywap,” Campbell added.

The star, who appeared on the ITV2 dating series in 2017, said he is still feeling “hopeful” despite everything.

Addressing his followers on Twitter, he said: “I currently have 7 stitches in my eye (gross) and the doctors say it’s unlikely I’ll see properly again, they done a good job saving it as they said I might loose my whole eye to begin with.

“But Im hopeful and don’t want to believe my eye is gone forever.

“Anything is possible.”