Theo Campbell has launched legal proceedings after losing his sight in one eye when he was hit with a champagne cork in Ibiza.
The former Love Island star, 29, was left needing emergency surgery last summer, after a champagne bottle was popped close to his face and split one of his eyeballs.
Theo required 11 stitches on his cut eyelid as well as surgery to repair a cornea injury after the incident at a champagne spray party at O Beach Ibiza, and is unsure whether his sight will ever return in that eye.
He has launched legal action against Ice Mountain Ibiza SL, who run the club, and its insurers to find ‘answers’ to how the accident was able to happen.
Theo said in a statement: ‘The last 15 months or so trying to come to terms with what has happened have been hard. I’m a positive person and try and remain upbeat but as time goes on the chances of my sight getting back to normal become reduced.
‘I’m speaking with doctors about what may or may not be possible but I also have a number of questions about what happened to me.
‘I don’t know what the future may hold with regards to my sight but I feel that the least I deserve is answers to what happened and why.
‘Bringing this case was something that hasn’t been done lightly but I feel that at present it’s the best opportunity for me to get the answers I deserve.’
Demetrius Danas, an international serious injury expert representing Theo at Irwin Mitchell added: ‘Despite the best efforts of all the surgeons involved in Theo’s care, he still suffers sight issues and his condition continues to affect him every day.
‘His injuries have meant that he has been unable to work as much as he would normally, and his quality of life has deteriorated.
‘Organisers of events such as these have a legal duty to ensure the safety of customers. Through our investigations we believe there was insufficient safety advice provided to customers at the club as well as a failure to recommend or provide protective eyewear.
‘Theo has a number of concerns about what happened and has asked us to investigate. Theo would rather not be in this position but he feels he’s been left with no choice other than to bring these proceedings.
‘We now call on Ice Mountain to work with us to resolve Theo’s case so he can try and put what happened behind him the best he can.’
Theo, a runner for Team GB who took part in Love Island’s 2017 series, had shared details of his injuries on social media at the time, revealing doctors had initially warned he could lose the eye altogether.
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