EASTENDERS’ Natalie Cassidy has shared a shocking video of her swollen face, revealing that she can barely open her eyes due to crippling hay fever.
The 38-year-old actress showed the true extent of her summer allergies as she filmed from her garden on Instagram today.
Filming the sunny outdoor space while sitting on padded furniture, Natalie told fans: “Just such a fantastic evening in the garden, having a nice BBQ.”
She then panned the camera round to her face, which is badly swollen – particularly around her eyes.
Looking saddened, the Sonia Jackson actress gave a small shrug as she concluded: “I don’t know what to say anymore.”
She captioned the video: “I love summer. Not allergic to anything at all.”
Earlier this week, Natalie admitted that she was at “breaking point” as she battled hay fever, adding that she could hardly breathe.
She told her social media followers: “I wanted to see if everyone is enjoying the weather, because I’m not.
“I can’t breathe. I can’t see hardly, and this hay fever is off the wall this year.
“It’s not an enjoyable experience, and I’d like to pour Optrex into my eyes all day and get into a freshly-washed bed, which has been in the tumble dryer unfortunately, not on a line, which you should want – and I want to go to sleep and wake up in October.
Natalie plays Sonia Jackson in EastEnders[/caption]
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“I’m going to try and go outside and enjoy the paddling pool with me children, but I’m at breaking point.”
She then held up a glass of wine and added: “And apparently this doesn’t help hay fever either, but oh well.”
Pollen levels have soared in the UK this year alongside the hot weather, and Natalie isn’t the only star to be struggling.
Love Island’s Michael Griffiths was rushed to A&E yesterday after his “throat closed up” due to hay fever, and Molly-Mae Hague begged fans for help as she revealed her eyes and nose were streaming so much that she can’t wear make-up.