Chrissy Teigen’s bottom lip swelled up to almost double its size ahead of her friends’ wedding over the weekend.
The 33-year-old flew back to her home state of Utah to attend the wedding of her pals Meghan Mackenzie and Luke Dillon, but disaster struck before the event, as her bottom lip swelled up so much that she thought it was going “to explode”.
Sharing an image of her dramatically swollen pout on Twitter, Chrissy put the condition down to bad altitude sickness.
“Very upset and saddened that my own birth state, Utah, has chosen to poison me with terrible altitude sickness,” she tweeted. “Did u know angioedema can be triggered from altitude sickness? learn something new every day! my lip about to explode. goodbye world… It’s so big it’s shiny and hard like glass.”
According to experts at the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS), angioedema is the swelling of the deeper layers of the skin, caused by a build-up of fluid. It can occur in any part of the body, but usually affects eyes and lips.
Chrissy then shared a video showing her in bed as she tries to say, “Luke, Meghan, why have you chosen to get married in a place which would try to destroy me?” through her sore lips.
She captioned the clip: “This is premeditated murder if you ask me.”
Later on, Chrissy took to her Instagram Stories and explained that she used an oxygen treatment to help bring the swelling down right up until the ceremony began, and it was seemingly effective, as they are back to normal in a photo her husband John Legend posted from the wedding on social media. In the snap, the TV personality can be seen wearing a pale blue one-shoulder dress while John poses in a salmon pink suit.