A mum who went viral after disastrously using Gorilla Glue as hairspray has had a cancer scare with doctors finding lumps in both her breasts.
Tessica Brown found fame after posting about her distressing hair ordeal, which eventually saw her having to cut off most of her locks and undergo a surgical procedure.
Now, during a pre-op consultation for a breast lift and abdominal liposuction, doctors have found masses in both of the 40-year-old’s breasts, TMZ reports.
The same surgeon who removed the industrial-strength adhesive from Ms Brown’s hair free of charge, has removed the lumps and they are being tested for cancer.
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The social media influencer’s manager Gina Rodriguez told TMZ her client is grateful to Dr Michael Obeng, though it is unclear if she had to pay for the removal.
She added mum-of-five, Ms Brown, from Louisiana, believes the Gorilla Glue ordeal was meant to lead to the worrying discovery.
Dr Obeng had reached out after seeing the series of TikTok videos and Instagram posts go viral, performing a four-hour procedure to remove the glue, usually costing around £9,000 ($12,500).
Ms Brown had initially been raising money on GoFundMe to buy wigs, and raised so much she was able to donate over £14,000 ($20,000) to Obeng’s Restore Foundation.
The rest of the money covered a trip to A&E she made after the glue hadn’t budged a month on and travel expenses for her surgery in LA, her spokesperson added.
Trolls claimed Ms Brown staged the ordeal to get famous.
But she has shut them down, claiming she went on TikTok to seek help.
She said: “The reason I went to the internet, because I never was gonna take it to social media, was because I didn’t know what else to do.
“And I know somebody out there could have told me something.”
Mum Jessica Brown and sisters Juanita Brown, Jamie Sino, Erica Brown and Rose Hayes all cut off their hair in support.