LOVE Island’s Theo Campbell has revealed he’s running a 10K race for a blindness charity after losing sight in his right eye.
The 28-year-old stepped out in his eye patch today, telling fans he looks “cool” after being blinded by a champagne cork.
Theo Campbell stepped out in his eye patch to promote his charity raceHe has remained in good spirits since recovering from surgery after his eye was split in half in a freak accident in Ibiza last week.
Keen not to rest up for too long, Theo announced he’s running a 10K race this Saturday for a blindness charity.
In a video to fans, Theo said: “I reckon I’m pulling it [the eye patch] off, I’m looking pretty cool.”
Explaining he’s running for Cure Blindness, the reality TV star said: “It isn’t going to be easy. I’m a sprinter, so it’ll be a challenge. Not being able to see in one eye is a bit of pain in the a**.
“”Sight is the most important sense a person has so to help someone fix their sight will go a long way.”
He then joked: “I would do it for people who got popped in the eye with a cork, but that charity doesn’t exist.”
Theo was rushed to hospital while on holiday in Ibiza and underwent two rounds of surgery after being hit by a champagne cork.
His girlfriend – fellow Love Island star Kaz Crossley – has praised his “bravery and positivity”.
Theo says he could be blind forever, but is desperately hoping to regain sight.
He captioned his Instagram video today: “So this Saturday I will be taking part in the @rough.runner 10K race to raise money for charity!!!
“I have chosen to support @cureblindness to help people across the world with Cataracts (a condition which effects your sight), something that can be cured with a simple operation.
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“Wish me luck! Give what you can, every little helps and it only costs around £20 for one procedure, which will help someone to see again.
“Also @kazcrossley and @stevie_bear are going to join me so link in my bio #cantbestopped #manofthepeople.”
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