“She was clearly in a lot of pain,” said a source. “Mel was in a really bad way. The other girls and their managers were really worried.”

“No one knew what brought it on but she had very swift, and very good, treatment. It is unclear if the loss of vision is linked to her previous problems, although it does seem likely.”

Mel suffered the botched surgery almost 20 years ago and has since undergone treatment to correct her vision.

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“I had laser treatment done to correct [my eyes], but it started to reverse in one eye. It’s scary. I’m going blind again,” she said in 2008.

Some years later, Mel revealed that she was opting for another surgery to attempt to restore her vision. The operation involved using donor tissue to replace part of the tissue in her left eye.

“I can’t see at all out of my left eye. The lasering went wrong so this [operation] will be totally life-changing,” she told Hello! at the time