Katie Hopkins is a British TV personality and controversial columnist for The Sun, who will undergo brain surgery later this year to hopefully cure her epilepsy. She has said recently she fears she will die during the surgery.
A former contender on The Apprentice, the 40-year-old explained recently that the surgery involves removing part of her head, and then doctors will bring her back to consciousness so she can speak to them and move her arms and legs.
“The part they need to take out for me is in deep. This is the fear, it makes me sweat just thinking about it,” Katie Hopkins said in a recent interview with The Sun.
“There’s a 40% chance I get rid of it all together. But there’s a 20% chance I would lose my left arm or leg–I could end up paralyzed.”
“There’s also a 1% chance I will die,” she added.
— The Sun (@TheSun) August 1, 2015
“I’ve got the letter confirming I’m having the operation, but I haven’t been able to open it yet,” Katie Hopkins also shared.
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) August 1, 2015
A mother of three children–aged 11, 10, and six–Katie Hopkins recently discussed the possibility of dying during surgery with her husband Mark. Living with epilepsy isn’t a viable option either, as she has several seizures every night.
“We’re trying to ask big questions about life. Is 11, ten and six the right age? If I don’t make it, is that the right age to leave them?” she asked.
Hopefully doctors will gain new insight into the surgery Katie Hopkins will have later this year. May this insight calm some of her–and her family’s–fears.