Life in plastic: Heidi Montag opens up about her death scare while getting 10 cosmetic procedures in a day
Heidi Montag recently shared how she nearly died while going under the knife for cosmetic surgery. The new mom is now greatful for her second chance at life.
Heidi Montag is no stranger to the spotlight. When she first had her big break with reality show 'The Hills', Heidi and her long-time partner Spencer were instant hits as the villains. They basked in the glory of the media's scrutiny and soon used it to their best advantage to build an excellent marketing strategy around their new-found spotlight.
But now, Speidi is enjoying time away from the spotlight. Recently, the couple opened their doors to 'PAPER' magazine for an interview and photoshoot for the media publication.
Right now, Heidi is focused on her little bundle of joy, Gunner. The six-month-old has been the highlight of the couple's life. Heidi is a hands-on mom and is devoted to her little boy. "It's weird to think I was a person before Gunner," Heidi admitted.
Heidi didn't shy away from speaking about her addiction to plastic surgery. Her obsession with altering her looks took such a massive toll on her that her heart stopped. "Spencer thought he lost me,” Heidi explained "I died for a minute. With that much surgery, I had to have 24-hour nurse care and Spencer didn’t want to leave my side. I was at a recovery center and had Demerol to deal with the pain because it was so extreme. My security guards called Spencer and told him, ‘Heidi’s heart stopped. She’s not going to make it.’ And I easily could’ve."
This was after Heidi decided to get 10 plastic surgery procedures done within 24 hours.
The recovery was equally difficult. Heidi admits that the dangerous procedures shook her to the core. "Cutting yourself up isn’t something I’d recommend, and Demerol isn’t anything to play around with," the television personality said to 'PAPER' magazine.
But the beauty of anyone coming so close to their reality is acceptance. Heidi said that hitting 'rock bottom' opened her eyes. "A lot of positive things came out of that. I had to look at myself in the mirror everyday healing, and be like, 'What did I do to myself? How did I get here? What is going on?'"
Heidi's introspection brought her closer to God. She credits His protection for keeping her from making "a huge mistake". Heidi admitted that she could barely recognize the person she once was and couldn't fathom the fact that she risked her "own life for vanity."
With no immediate plans of entering the reality television space right now, Heidi is focused on being a mom. But it doesn't mean she's not thinking about it. Referencing Erika Jayne from 'Real Housewives', Heidi said: "I look at Erika Jayne and I'm like, 'Wow, she's older than I am and touring.' So you never know."