Bloodied Alastair Campbell is laid low as nose op to remove polyps (briefly) puts a lid on his Brexit commentary
- Campbell, 62, underwent a nasal polypectomy at an NHS hospital yesterday
- Ex-spin doctor uploaded pictures of himself with a bloodied nose and bandage
- Followers less than sympathetic saying ‘I hope it hurt’ and calling it a nose job
Alastair Campbell struggled to get any sympathy after revealing pictures of himself with a bloodied nose following an operation.
The former spin doctor, 62, was unusually quiet during yesterday’s Commons chaos, which saw Parliament prorogued and speaker John Bercow promise to stand down.
But he revealed today he had been in hospital undergoing a procedure called a nasal polypectomy to remove potentially-cancerous growths.
Posting pictures of himself with a bloody bandage strapped around his face he apologised for his absence and thanked NHS staff for taking care of him.
But he was ridiculed by many on Twitter, with some accusing him of ‘getting a nose job’ and others saying: ‘Still ugly, I hope it hurt’.
Alastair Campbell is pictured with a bloodied nose bandage after undergoing a nasal polypectomy yesterday, which saw him absent from the Brexit chaos in Parliament
The former spin doctor struggled to get any sympathy after revealing pictures of himself with a bloodied nose following the operation
Mr Campbell is pictured with his nurses (centre) and daughter Grace Campell (far left)
He chronicled his operation on Twitter, but received an unsympathetic response
One user responded to the arch-Remainer, writing: ‘Is that your final act to illustrate your Brexit views, cutting your nose off to spite your face?’
What is a nasal polypectomy?
Nasal polyps are grape-sized growths of abnormal tissue that may form in your nose or sinuses.
They are usually non-cancerous but can cause breathing difficulties and other associated symptoms and infections.
A nasal polypectomy is usually performed under general anaesthetic and takes about 30 minutes. Doctors access polyps through a patient’s nostrils so there will be no incision (cut).
Their polyps are then removed using special suction and instruments. Surgeons then pack your nose with dressing to help control any bleeding.
Source: Nuffield Health
Another posted: ‘Lol. You’re so vain you’ve had a nose job – @campbellclaret – still ugly – hope it hurt.’
Someone else chimed in saying: ‘Was the operation to stop your nose growing every time you talk about Iraq?’
While another joked: ‘Do you also juggle?’
Mr Campbell, whose user name is Alastair PEOPLE’s VOTE Campbell on Twitter, later responded: ‘Ps. It is called Polypectomy not [a] nose job!’
His original tweet was captioned: ‘With ‘thanks’ to Grace Campbell for outing my reason for my absence from Brexit drama yesterday and apologies to media for ignoring bids.’
Uploading pictures of his NHS socks, his nurses, and two images of him on the evening of the procedure and the morning after, he added: ‘Still bloody this morning.
‘Sadly not sure I can go looking like this to Paddy Ashdown memorial let alone appear on the box talking latest chapter Brexit s***show.’
A nasal polypectomy is an operation that removes abnormal tissue and growths that may cause difficulty breathing or may be susceptible to frequent infections.
Mr Campbell underwent the same procedure eight years ago.
The 62-year-old posted pictures of his NHS socks and gown as he waited to be discharged
Mr Campbell is pictured at the Edinburgh TV Festival last month