Robyn Lawley has been left with facial scars after falling down a staircase as a result of suffering a seizure.
The curvy Australian model is known for fronting campaigns for plus-size brands such as Lane Bryant and Marina Rinaldi as well as appearing in photoshoots for Ralph Lauren and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
However, Robyn has now been forced to step out of the spotlight after injuring her face in a terrifying accident two months ago.
“I unfortunately had a seizure on my staircase, I fell from over 7ft and landed on my face. I suppose it’s ironic that I’m a model, however I’m grateful I didn’t break my neck,” the star wrote on her Instagram page on Monday (13Aug18). “I’ve managed to come full circle with that gratefulness, and luck. I could of had it holding my daughter for example, or I could be in a wheelchair, or not breathing at all (sic).”
Robyn, who shares three-year-old daughter Ripley with her partner Everest Schmidt, uploaded a photo showing the cuts and scratches on her face a short time after the accident and another more recent snap displaying how her face has mostly healed except for a large scar on her forehead.
In her post, she also explained that her fall was linked to her battles with autoimmune disease lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), which provokes blood clots in both arteries and veins.
“With fashion week coming soon I wanted to acknowledge my new lighting bolt scar on my forehead, lip and chin,” the 29-year-old wrote. “As the scars fade, a part of me wants nothing to do with them and a part of me wants to embrace them. They make us who we are. Plus wearing daily make-up to cover my face is something I do not do.”
To conclude her Instagram post, Robyn noted that she was thankful for the medical experts who cared for her in hospital and explained to fans that they were welcome to direct message her any questions they may have about lupus or APS.
“Life isn’t all rainbows. I’ve found strength the past few months following people who are brave to share their physical and emotional ongoing battles,” she added. “To anyone that’s going through something I’m sorry for the pain you have to endure.”
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