Katie Piper undergoes emergency operation after choking on food

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Katie Piper had an emergency operation on her oesophagus on Monday night after choking on some food.

The TV personality and activist revealed to her Instagram followers on Tuesday morning that she went to hospital on Monday night as her oesophagus closed up and ended up having an emergency procedure.

"SO, last night I choked on some food which led to spasms in my oesophagus, which meant it closed up, meaning I couldn't swallow even my own saliva and ended up in A&E for an emergency procedure on my oesophagus (not the way to start a week)," she wrote beside a selfie from her hospital bed.

The 37-year-old underwent extensive surgeries after she was attacked with acid by her ex-boyfriend and an accomplice, causing major damage to her face, in 2008.

"I've got a long history of treatment with my oesophagus, I've got three strictures of tight scar tissue from what happened previously and this is something I've been aware of but hasn't happened in years," the star explained.

Piper concluded her post by thanking NHS staff for their assistance and sharing that the operation went so well she's already able to eat ice cream.

"But, out of surgery and it went very well and I just ate ice cream which felt heavenly! Huge thank you to the NHS doctors and nurses that did she an incredible job and were so attentive... now for a restful day," she wrote.

In a video on her Instagram Stories, the author said she "feels like a different woman" and "so happy" being able to swallow again.

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