Abbie Quinnen wears compression vest 23 hours a day to help burns heal

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AJ Pritchard’s girlfriend Abbie Quinnen says she has to wear a compression vest for 23 hours a day as she continues to recover from the horrific burns she sustained in an accident earlier this year.

The blonde, 23, made the most of the eased lockdown restrictions as she enjoyed a date night at the London Palladium to see Here Come The Boys with her loyal professional dancer boyfriend AJ, 26, last week.

The actress, who recently enjoyed a day out to Legoland, beamed as she showed off her impressive pins in a stunning pink and orange high neck paisley dress from Zara which she paired with a set of neon orange strappy heels after she took to Instagram to show off her beautiful outfit.

However despite her smiley persona, in a candid post Abbie admitted she has been struggling with body confidence following her traumatic accident.

In the vulnerable post, she wrote: "There's only a few things I feel comfortable wearing at the moment and this dress is one of them.

"Definitely am finding it hard to find what to wear at the moment as I have to wear a compression vest 23 hours a day under my clothes and keep my scars out of the sun."

"I'm always panicking about what I'm going to wear before I leave the house so it's always so lovely to get so many compliments from you all about what I'm wearing! Thank you."

In March this year, Abbie, who recently celebrated her 24th birthday in style, was filming a TikTok hack when a wine bottle exploded in her face and engulfed her in flames.

She and AJ were attempting to cut a wine glass in half and use it as a vase with the use of a rope dipped in a flammable chemical which would cut through the bottle once set alight.

However, the hack went wrong and left Abbie's hair and clothing on fire. She required three skin grafts on her face and upper body.

The dancer has since undergone 20 hospital visits and has recently revealed that she can’t expose her healing skin to the sun for two years.

In a recent interview with Fabulous Magazine, Abbie explained: “Since I was little, people used to always say what a pretty girl I was. As a dancer, so much is about how you look, and so for my face and body to be so badly burnt, that was really hard to deal with.

“My wardrobe was full of crop tops, little vests, dresses and bikinis, and now I have to wear a compression vest for two more years. I can’t expose my skin to the sun.

“The laser treatment to reduce redness is painful and it makes your skin go black for a few days before it starts to take effect. So, I have to think about dressing differently, buying lots of roll-neck tops.”

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