Christy Mack is on the mend after she appeared at a charity event supporting victims of domestic violence on Sept. 13 looking absolutely gorgeous. See her inspirational message as well as a close-up on her face below the cut.
Christy Mack, 23, has made a miraculous recovery after the brutal beating she received on August 8, allegedly at the hands of ex-boyfriend War Machine, 32 (aka Jon Koppenhaver). At the Face Forward Foundation’s charity gala in Los Angeles on Sept. 13, Christy was back to her gorgeous self on the red carpet. The following day, she provided a lengthy statement on Instagram about her road to recovery. As she continues to heal both physically and emotionally, read her inspirational message below.
Christy Mack’s Recovery: Adult Actress Looks Amazing At Charity Event — Pics
Here’s the full update on Christy’s recovery, as posted on her Instagram on Sept. 4 — the message accompanied the four-square photo seen above (paragraph breaks added for clarity):
“2 days, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and last night. I’ve had several dentist visits to make eating more comfortable and make my smile look more normal. I still have a few more dental visits to go.
“I’ve had my eyes checked out and made aware that I’m very lucky to have my vision where it is, since the muscle is tethered by the fragments from the blowout fracture in my left eye. My multiple nose fractures will be fixed in the next couple of months. While they’re fairly symmetrical, my nose is shifted on the inside and out causing breathing issues. (I also make everyone feel how my bone sticks out on the left side because it feels so weird.)
“My top lip will regain movement in less than 6 months… looking forward to using straws again. My liver seems to be alright. I was admitted back to the hospital shortly after I was released the first time for some minor treatment, but I did not have to have surgery.
“While my face is starting to look decent again from the swelling going down, it is still not my own. Cutting what was left of my hair off, and losing 15 lbs(it’s a lot when you’re 5’1”) made me feel even further away from myself. It’s hard to look in the mirror every day and see someone you do not know.
“After having makeup done and dressing up for yesterday’s charity event, I felt much better about how I look now. It made me feel more normal, and beautiful for the first time in a very long time. The event that I went to was for Face Forward. A non profit charity that funds surgeries for women and children that have been in horrible situations that require them to have reconstructive surgery. They are not funding me, my surgeries are being donated by other doctors. I met many wonderful people and look forward to working more with them in the future.”
It’s so fantastic to hear that Christy is feeling so much better just over a month after her attack.
Here’s a close-up on her face at the Face Forward event on Sept. 13:
As she wrote on Instagram, she looks a little different than she used to. However, she is still well on her way to a full recovery from an incident so violent that she believed she was going to die.
In the four-square photo she posted to Instagram, never-before-seen photos of her recovery post-attack show how severe her condition was even four weeks after the attack.
War Machine Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted Murder Of Christy Mack
War Machine was on the run for a week before he was arrested in Los Angeles. On Sept. 3, the ex-MMA fighter entered a not-guilty plea for the 32 charges of which he’s been accused, including two counts of attempted murder for his alleged attack on Christy as well as on the man she was with, Corey Thomas.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233; operators are standing by 24/7.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Christy’s appearance at the Face Forward gala? Isn’t it amazing how well she’s recovering physically? We can only hope that she is continuing to heal emotionally, as well.
— Amanda Michelle Steiner