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22nd Mar 2021

AJ Pritchard’s girlfriend receives skin graft surgeries after suffering 3rd degree burns

Sarah McKenna Barry

The influencer had to undergo seven weeks of treatment after she was severely burned in an accident.

Abbie Quinnen – the girlfriend of Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pitchard – has revealed that she suffered burns while filming a life hack video in January.

Quinnen experienced third degree burns on her face after a flaming wine bottle exploded. She required hospitalisation and multiple skin grafts surgeries to treat her injuries.

Abbie took to Instagram yesterday after a three month absence from filming vlogs with AJ. In a post, she explained what happened.

She wrote: “I am sad I have been absent in the last few weeks and haven’t posted much with AJ, we so desperately wanted to be able to share daily vlogs with you all but unfortunately I have had an accident.”

Abbie explained how the incident occurred while she was filming a life hack video for her channel.

She wrote: “Whilst we were attempting to create a glass bottle into a vase following a YouTube tutorial it went terribly wrong and it resulted in me incurring injuries and burns requiring continuous hospital treatment over the past seven weeks.”

The YouTuber issued a warning to her fans: “I really need you all to be careful with what you’re doing and if you’re copying any YouTube videos.”

She added: “I will be OK, I love you all.”

Abbie also thanked the doctors and nurses at the Chelsea and Westminster burns unit for their “incredible care and treatment”.

Meanwhile, AJ spoke about Abbie’s injuries on his podcast. He thanked fans for their “love and support” and all their “kind messages”.

AJ acknowledge that while they haven’t had a chance to reply to everyone, they’re grateful for the support.

The dancer said that they will talk about the accident “further down the line” when they both “feel comfortable”.


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