Amelia Hamlin is getting real about a secret she’s been keeping for three years.
In August, the 19-year-old model appeared on the “Skinny Confidential: Him & Her” podcast. She went into graphic detail about a badly-infected piercing that led her to get breast reduction surgery.
“I was at Coachella one year, and I had a nipple piercing. I was living my best life with my friends, and there is a balcony without a railing. And I really want this fried chicken sandwich that’s being passed around. I’m going to grab the fried chicken sandwich, and someone pushes me. I’m high up, and there’s nothing to stop or save me. So my leg falls into a crack, and my nipple piercing gets caught,” Amelia explained.
The model explained that she didn’t feel good but was forced to go to school. She eventually fainted after coming down with a 104-degree fever. That is when she noticed that her left breast was extremely swollen.
“I had a 104 fever. 104. My left boob was out to here. I was 16 and had mastitis, whatever that is. It was the worst thing I’ve ever been through,” Amelia continued. “I went to the emergency room, they told me, ‘You have a kidney infection.’ No, I didn’t have a kidney infection. [I] had to go to Cedars [Sinai [hospital’s] special disease doctor and he was like, ‘Yeah, you have strep in your left breast.’”
She added that the doctor told her she was “12 hours away from going into sepsis.”
“The nipple piercing [was] being pulled [and] caused a small abrasion in my body,” Amelia recalled. “I already had the strep living in my system, and then it went to that part of my body because it was an open wound. When I tell you, my boobs were this big. And I, like, didn’t just get those down naturally. … I had to fully get surgery.”
Amelia then noted that her mom, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna, wouldn’t be happy that she was publicizing her surgery.
“I’ve never talked about this, but I had to fully get surgery. I had to get a breast reduction,” she confirmed.
“I think my mom’s gonna kill me, but I’ve never said that,” she joked. “It made my boobs so uneven, and [I] was like, ‘Oh, my god, am I really gonna have to live the rest of my life with my left boob this significantly larger than my right boob? ‘And I was like, ‘No.’”
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Source: Us Weekly